Soil Samples

We need 2 cups of dry soil. This can be brought to our office in any clean container. Soil tests are typically $7.00 - CHECK OR MONEY ORDER ONLY.  We can not take a card or cash at this time.

Taking a soil sample

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You will want a representative, random sample from the area you are interested in testing. Sample gardens, lawns, and landscaped areas separately. Collect cores randomly from each area. The area to sample for trees includes the soil below the width of the tree. For shrubs, flower beds, and gardens, sample just the soil where the plants are growing. You should sample problem areas and areas with shrubs, trees, or flower beds separately from other turf or lawn areas. Do not sample:

  • compost areas,
  • under the drip-line of trees, and
  • close to driveways or streets.

Call us if you have questions.