Different plants need different types of microbial communities. Before any course of action is implemented, a SoilKeepers Yard Improvement Plan to specify what types of plants the property owner wants in what locations is created for our customers at no cost.
Soil chemistry/biology and plant tissue evaluations can be helpful to understand and work with mother nature.
Because plants can thrive in a wide variety of soil types and nutrient levels if healthy communities of soil microbes exist, the Soil Biology portion of a soils test is very important.
Soils in Virginia have all the nutrients they need for most types of plant growth. What is needed is a balanced community of bateria, fungi, and other microbes to feed these at the root zone.
Carbon amendments (nutrients bound in organic matter) are the most inexpensive method to maintain a beautiful yard, provide safe play areas for children and pets, while helping balance our air and water cycles.