As part of a lawn care plan, D and P may recommend applications of lime to correct the Ph. Many areas of Virginia have soil with high Ph levels that indicate acidity. Acidity in the soil leads to poor plant growth and general health problems. A balanced Ph will also improve the effectiveness of fertilizers.

Several applications of fertilizer each year will keep your lawn green and lush. Soil testing will indicate nutrient deficiencies that can be corrected through fertilizing.

NOT ALL FERTILIZERS ARE ALIKE! Fertilizers contain varied levels of nitrogen, phosphate and potassium. The incorrect blend can leave your lawn under-nourished or can cause damage. Improper application can also lead to the pollution of Smith Mountain and Leesville Lakes. Let D and P's professional consultants advise you as to the best blend.