Lawn and Garden Soil Testing

Do you dream of a lush, green lawn? Plentiful vegetable and flower gardens?

That envy-worthy lawn or garden is easier to attain than you might think! With the proper knowledge and understanding of your soil through a soil test, you, too, can achieve the lawn or garden you have always dreamed of.

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Benefits of a Soil Test

To grow successfully, plants require primary and secondary nutrients. While these nutrients are found naturally in the soil, they may need to be replenished as plants take up and use these nutrients to grow. With our soil test, you’ll find out exactly what level of nutrients are in your soil and which nutrients may need to be replenished with amendments or fertilizers.

Our soil kit provides you with the primary soil nutrient measurements, as well as pH, organic matter, soluble salts, cation exchange capacity, calcium, and magnesium which also influence plant growth and nutrient uptake. This comprehensive analysis ensures you have all the information needed to help your soil achieve optimal growing conditions.

Easy-to-understand report

Our report provides you with the nine key soil metrics essential to pinpointing any potential deficiencies or problems in your soil. And as one of the largest soil testing laboratories in the country, you benefit from the same professional-grade analyses provided to golf courses and agriculturists worldwide for the most accurate and reliable results.

HOW IT WORKS

Test Kit

Order

Order your soil testing kit

Check mail

Within 2 business days, we’ll ship out a SoilWise test kit in the mail.

Take samples

Pull a soil sample from your food plot according to the instructions provided

Mail sample

Mail your soil sample and completed form to our laboratory with the prepaid mailing label

Report

Within 2-3 business days of your sample arriving to the lab, you’ll find your results delivered to your inbox!

Take action

Evaluate your results and consult with your local extension or fertilizer supplier for the proper application of nutrients. 

HOW TO TAKE A

SOIL SAMPLE

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Insert spade or garden trowel to desired depth

  • Sample established lawns to the depth of 3 inches
  • Sample gardens to depth of tillage (usually 5 to 7 inches)
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Reinsert spade or trowel to create a slice of soil

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Remove spade or trowel with intact soil slice

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Make a 1-inch core strip from center from entire core length

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Remove grass and thatch, and add soil core to a clean bucket

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Repeat process in five or six locations around the area to be sampled

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Mix samples in bucket and fill the sample bag to the line
(approx. one cup)

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Fill out this submission form and include with soil sample in box.  Adhere pre-paid shipping label to the box, secure and send to laboratory.

Testing with AgSource Laboratories

Your lawn and garden soil test kit will include a sample bag, sampling instructions, sample submission form and prepaid postage for shipping. Once you’ve sent your sample in, it will be analyzed and you’ll receive your report with custom fertilizer and lime recommendations based on the type of crop you are growing, or plan to grow.