If your lawn has been experiencing chronic growth problems, the reason may have to do with your soil. All soils are not created equal. In fact, soil is constantly changing. Nutrient elements in soil can become diminished due to plant growth, leaching or erosion. On the other hand, nutrient elements can increase in soil when fertilizer or compost are added. The best way to determine if your soil is supplying the required nutrients for healthy plant growth is to perform a soil test. Through soil testing, the current “fertility status” of your soil can be measured. This lets us know what nutrients may or may not be added to the soil to help it foster growth.