The first step to Southern California lawn care is proper soil preparation.
1. It falls apart as soon as you open it – This means you have sandy soil and compost should be added to it.
2. It holds its shape, and stays clumped when poked. – This means you have clay soil and organic material should be added.
3. It holds its shape, and when given a light poke, falls apart. – This is good news–it means you have a loam soil!