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What you can learn from soil testing

When determining the health of our gardens, we often look above the surface. A green lawn, budding trees, and colorful flowers are common signs of good health. But how often do we look beneath the ground? Do you know what’s in your soil?



Soil testing is an invaluable resource that allows you to so know your soils pH levels as well as the level of nutrients, such as phosphorus, magnesium, calcium, potassium sodium, sulfur, copper, and zinc. M Coelho Group offers soil testing, so you can really know your dirt. Here are some of the important things you can learn from testing your soil!


  • pH Levels

We know certain plants require more sun or shade than others. However, did you know the same goes for acidity in the soil? Plants such as magnolias, azaleas, and hydrangeas thrive in acidic soil. When you learn your soil’s pH levels, you can determine if you desire to raise or lower that level. M Coelho Group can guide you as you navigate your plants individual needs.



  • Phosphorus

Phosphorus is an important player in converting sunlight into energy for your plants. Being deficient in this can be detrimental to a plants growth, causing them to be dull or pale. On the flip side, too much phosphorus can lead to excessive growth in areas such as ponds and streams. This undesirable effect can lead to unmanageable growth, and more work for you.



  • Copper

Necessary for a plants health, copper is a micronutrient that helps seed production, warding off disease, as well as encouraging the production of chlorophyll. However, there can be too much of a good thing. High enough levels of copper can hurt a plants roots, causing lateral root growth and a limited ability to absorb nutrients.



  • Zinc

Another micronutrient that your plants cannot thrive without. Zinc deficiency in plants leads to poor crop production. Whether you’re using your land for a large crop, or simply enjoy having home grown tomatoes and basil, if your produce isn’t getting enough zinc, you have a big problem. Not only does a lack of zinc lead to smaller plant growth, it also means lack of nutrients for you. Without zinc, the fruits and vegetables you include in your diet will not be nourishing. M Coelho Group wants to make sure that doesn’t happen!



Curious to find out what your dirt is made of? To make sure you’re getting the most of your land, call us at 508 966 2700 to set up an appointment today! We’ll get you detailed answers so you’re no longer guessing what your garden needs. And don’t sweat it if your results are less than ideal! M Coelho Group also offers deep root fertilization, ensuring your garden has all the nutrients it needs!







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