The basis for sound nutrient management and water quality protection programs in turfgrass management revolves around soil testing. A basic soil test will typically provide information on soil pH and the current levels of the macronutrients phosphorus (P), potassium (K), magnesium (Mg) and calcium (Ca). The test results give recommendations for nutrient applications that ensure health of the plants and eliminate excessive or unnecessary applications of nutrients. Click here to learn about correct soil sampling and how to interpret soil test results.

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