Don’t assume that your lawn simply needs more water because it is starting to turn yellow or brown. It could be a sign of a soil pH problem.

Soil pH is a measure of how acid or alkaline your soil is. Soil pH is a major influence whether your grass will grow to a dark lush green or if it is wilting and turns yellow.

To grow best, your soil pH should be 6.5-7.0. This can be tested using a soil test kit available at most garden centers. If your soil pH is too high or too low, your lawn can’t absorb and make use of nutrients and fertilizers.

Once you know your soil pH, your local garden center can provide you with the best treatment for your lawn.

For a great looking lawn, always start with premium sod from your local sod farm. Far West Turf Farm is your Vancouver, WA sod farm.