Lawn Soil Composition and Properties


Soil plays a key role in the health and beauty of your lawn. While there are different ratios of soil composition that are best for particular lawns, the ideal lawn soil has a balanced mixture of minerals, organic matter, air and water.

The key to good lawn soil is balance. A good soil will contain:

  • 45-50% Minerals
  • 25% Water
  • 25% Air
  • 2 to 5% Organic Matter

Soil types are described in all kinds of ways, including:

  • Heavy (Clay)
  • Light (Sandy)
  • Loamy (Balanced)
  • Poor or good

Do you know which kind of soil is in your lawn? Do you know what kind of soil your turfgrass needs? The highly trained lawn care specialists at Scotts LawnService have the answers.

Scotts LawnService is the trusted industry leader for professional quality lawn care. Our exclusive lawn care products include premium grass seed and professional-grade fertilizers; our lawn service teams are comprised of highly trained, industry-certified professionals. Contact a representative today for a soil composition analysis for your yard and to learn how you can enjoy a lush, thicker lawn that only Scotts LawnService can deliver.