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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. 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.
  • 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:

  • $57.50 up to 2000 sq.ft.
  • $73.00 up to 4000 sq.ft.

    *Tip: Liming alone doesn’t 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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  • Coping with Covid Update: (updated 04/16/21)

    Hi Everyone, 

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

    We are able to service lawns and perform pest control services in all our service areas,  officially on the Provincial list of essential services due to our ability to provide service safely and with no personal contact!

    Our office remains open in addition to some remote staff.   Please note our office may be experiencing a higher volume of calls.  We know how much everyone hates being left on hold, so please leave us a message or email us at greatservice@lawnsavers.com and we will get back to you in less than 24 hours.  (you can now also text us at 905-707-9994)
    Please be patient with us, we will get back to you as fast as possible.
    You can also sign up for services on our website by clicking here.

    2020 is now 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 threw everything bad that it could at us:

    • Nine days of snow, ice and wintry weather in May.
    • One of the hottest driest summers on record with long spells of grass-killing heat and drought. Read more here in our 2020 summary blog.
    • A bumper crop of crabgrass that germinated in the perfect (rainless) storm.
    • Chinch Bug numbers were record breaking and persisted through the dry heat they love, secretly killing lawns while dormant! We can help with Chinch bug damage
    • 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. 

    I want to reassure you that in every decision we make around COVID-19, 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 “zero 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
     genuinely appreciate each and every one of you and promise that we will do our part to ensure our mutual safety and look forward to be back on your lawn as soon as possible this Spring

    Thank you in advance,
    Kyle Tobin
    Chief Environmental Officer