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Soil Conditioners

Lime or Gypsum Soil Conditioner Treatment

Overview

Our Soil Conditioner treatments will help to condition your soil by re-balancing it’s pH level and/or neutralizing soil pH. The pH level measures the amount of Hydrogen ions in the soil. Soil that has been affected by environmental factors and over-treatment of chemicals in the past begins to leach micro-nutrients from the soil which are replaced by Hydrogen ions.  This prevents proper usage of nutrients by the root system. Turfgrass normally thrives at a pH level from 6.5 to 7.2.

Who needs it?

  • Customers who routinely have their lawn looked after by a lawn care company
  • Lawns that have become chemically dependent
  • Lawns that have high amounts of moss or mildew caused by acidic soil
  • Lawns that have excess sodium deposits from snow plowing or dog urine
  • Lawns that are not as green as their potential

How often?

  • Liming or Gypsum applications should be done as dictated by the soil conditions.
  • The more finely ground the limestone the better it’s acid neutralizing ability.  LawnSavers uses a very finely ground particle size to speed up the effect on the soil.
  • Regular liming will create better soil conditions over time.
  • Our Gypsum is pelletized to allow easy application and then quick dissolution to help move sodium through the soil faster.  Gypsum does not adjust pH.
  • Ask your LawnSavers technician for their advice.

Benefits

  • By re-balancing the pH level in the soil, your lawn’s roots will increase their capacity to absorb nutrients such as iron, calcium, magnesium and potassium and break them down more effectively.
  • This will increase their usefulness to your lawn (especially iron) which aids in photosynthesis. The result is a greener thicker lawn.
  • Moss tends to grow only in lawns that are very moist, very shaded, highly acidic or a combination of all three. Poor air circulation or where the pH level has become more acidic is also a contributing factor.  Repeated applications of Lime will reduce soil acidity and the ideal habitat of moss, over time.*
  • Liming increases the activity of micro-organisms in the soil which helps decrease thatch.
  • Gypsum and the calcium contained in it, help to separate the sodium ions from the soil to allow it to flush through the soil profile faster.
  • Dog urine burns disappear faster allowing new grass to be sown from seed or sod replacement.

Price

Starting at:

  • $65 up to 2000 sq.ft.
  • $95.00 up to 4000 sq.ft.

    *Tip: Liming alone does not eliminate moss. Drainage issues (allowing water to drain, correcting watering practices) and shade problems (thinning trees, raising the canopies to allow more sunlight) should be addressed in tandem to reduce moss over time.

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    Hi Everyone, 

    LawnSavers managed to persevere through this last pandemic year with the loyal partnership of our clients.

    We are able to authorized and able to service lawns and perform pest control services in all our GTA service areas as an essential service.

    Our office remains open in addition to some remote staff.   Please note with many people working from home, our service is experiencing a higher demand and volume of calls.
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        Please be patient with us, we will get back to you as fast as we can and do
    our very best to help you.

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    2020 is now well behind us.  Together with our customers, we face Covid-19 head-on as a community-minded local small family business and are extremely grateful to be able to survive and keep all of our loyal employees working hard with us through it all.

    2020-21 important turf and tree high (and low) lights:

    • Nine days of snow, ice and wintry weather in May 2020
      2021 was the driest April May and June in 51 years See Actual GTA daily weather records by clicking here.
    • One of the hottest driest summers on record in 2020 with long spells of grass-killing heat and drought. Read more here in our 2020 summary blog.
      2021 carried on this trend with only a few days of rain in July and August, with extreme dryness and heat.
    • A bumper crop of crabgrass that germinated in the perfect (rainless) storm. Expect even more this summer in 2021!
    • Chinch Bug numbers in 2020 were record breaking and persisted through the dry heat they love, secretly killing lawns while dormant! We can help with Chinch bug damage  Expect even more this summer!
    • We put together an easy to read lawn care service timeline that you can use to know when to expect us for each scheduled service in your package. 

    Our number one priority remains the health and safety of our employees and customers.  Safety, Integrity and honesty are our most important core values.  We will continue to follow strict safety guidelines that ensure “low/no touch”.  We will not let our guard down on exercising our safety protocols!

    Thank you all for your understanding and extra patience during these challenging times. Our team works hard, so if you are met with our exceptional service from our technicians or office team members- please give them a thumbs up to make them smile or let me know through a quick email to feedback@lawnsavers.com

    We thank you for supporting our local, family-owned business of 31 years.
    We
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    Thank you in advance,
    Kyle Tobin
    Chief Environmental Officer