Soil conditioners are added to improve the physical qualities of soils. This may be its fertility, its ability to hold moisture or its ability to drain. Consequently, they are used to improve poor soils or rebuild damaged soils to promote the plant growth sought.
Many soil conditioners are organic so may be used freely to improve soil structure. They achieve this by loosening the soil so root growth can occur freely and nutrients may be taken up more readily.
So if your lawn is looking a little lack-lustre, give Chris a call. Poor soil quality is often easily fixed and will help to restore your lawn to an appealing green carpet.
Sometimes it seems you can water all day yet still the moisture doesn’t penetrate the soil. It’s a waste of time, energy and water. The plant roots are still dry and nothing has been achieved. It need not be this way.
The Local Garden Care team can quickly ascertain if your soil needs a wetting agent to allow water to make it to the plant roots. Some Australian soils develop a waxy coating which makes them repel water. This can often account for a lawn’s patchiness. Once wetting agents are applied, you soil will be able to more readily absorb the water applied.
If you think you lawn’s patchiness could be caused by a water repellent soil, give Chris a call and he’ll be happy to use his years of experience to sort it out.