Is Inflation Affecting Your Garden?

Like most industries these days, the fertilizer industry is suffering from supply chain shortages and rising prices, making conservation imperative. Here’s how we can help.

Get to Know SoilKit Sales Representative Miller Kinstley

One of my earliest childhood memories takes me back to a small 20’X50’ vegetable garden on the outskirts of Birmingham, Alabama. I can still remember my legs covered in dirt as I ran the bucket on my Tonka backhoe toy to dig the holes that my brother would fill with seed. “You two are suchContinue reading “Get to Know SoilKit Sales Representative Miller Kinstley”

Soil Temperatures & Importance of Timing Pre-Emergents

A pre-emergent is a herbicide that is intended to prevent weeds before they have the chance to start developing. Weeds begin to germinate at soil temperatures around 60 degrees Fahrenheit, so it is key that you apply the first pre-emergent when your soil has consistently reached 55 degrees; making the best time of year for application in the Fall and Spring. 

New Years Resolutions + New Beginnings

Ah yes, a New Year. A time for new beginnings, and of course, resolutions. Everybody makes them, but not everybody keeps them. You may have made your resolution to get outside more and practice outdoor lawn care. Maybe you have committed to starting a garden this year. Or maybe you have decided to start workingContinue reading “New Years Resolutions + New Beginnings”

Checking Your SoilKit Results

After you have registered your kit, collected your sample, and mailed it in, checking your SoilKit results is the next and most exciting part! You will receive an email notification with a link to view your results. The link will take you to your SoilKit dashboard. From there, you can view your results and easilyContinue reading “Checking Your SoilKit Results”

New Homes and the Effects of Clay on Your Soil

Picture this: renovations on your brand new home have been completed! Sounds great, right? Well, your soil may not agree. After construction, your soil may need some reevaluation. Start with a soil test! Sites of construction damage often have deficiencies in organic matter content, aeration, fertility, and drainage. A soil test can help determine yourContinue reading “New Homes and the Effects of Clay on Your Soil”

Dying Grass and How to Save it

Is your grass slowly dying? If so, it might be a good time to invest in a soil test before it’s too late. Dead grass is not only visually unpleasant, but it will also lead to soil erosion. Grass serves to hold your soil in place, and without it, your soil will erode over time,Continue reading “Dying Grass and How to Save it”