The first step of a lawn care program, is to know your lawns nutrient content and pH levels of your soil. Each lawn is grown on a different soil type, which is the reason why every lawn is treated in a different way. Since lawns are grown on a wide variety of soil types, fertilizer requirements can vary greatly depending on what’s going on in the soil. Many nutrients tend to be over applied, resulting in imbalances in the soil and harmful effects on the lawn itself. This is why it is imperative to get your soil tested before treatments are applied to your lawn.