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Advantages of Clay Lawn Soil

by on April 11, 2012

If you live in an area of the country where clay soil is an option, Long Island landscape specialists say this might be an ideal alternative to typical soil in order to produce a beautiful Long Island lawn.

Typical soil is often subjected to erosion, especially in climates with heavy rainfall. When the soil is washed away, the roots of your Long Island lawn and other plants become exposed, making them vulnerable. Clay soil also is better for retaining moisture. If you live in an area where the heat often dries out your Long Island lawn, clay soil could be a better alternative so your Long Island lawn doesn’t become brown and brittle. Because clay soil holds moisture in better and longer, you can save money by watering less!

Another reason Long Island landscape specialists recommend clay soil is because its pH level rarely needs adjusted. Most clay soil is neutral, which is exactly what it needs to be in order to grow a perfect Long Island lawn. Soil Long Island lawns need to be tested annually to ensure the pH level is correct. If it is too acidic or not acidic enough, you need to apply pH conditioners, which cost money and take some guesswork to figure out the right amount.

Clay soil is typically devoid of nutrients, which may seem like a negative, but it is in fact a good thing. You can add the nutrients you deem necessary and have greater control over your fertilization regimen.

If you are considering a Long Island lawn soil change, contact your local Long Island landscape professionals and find out more about whether or not clay Long Island lawn soil is right for you.

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