Most soils aren’t perfect for growing a great lawn. The best way to get your lawn green again is a soil sample. A soil test is a series of tests done on your soil to see if everything is in check. It is like a “physical exam” for your lawn. Soil samples show if there is anything “off” with your lawn. These tests can determine what nutrients your soil is lacking and how much it needs. Below are some frequently asked questions about soil sampling.
Q: What is a soil test?
A: It is diagnostics for your soil. A plug of soil is taken from your yard and sent to and independent lab for analysis. A soil test is the only way to tell if your lawn is deficient in potassium, phosphorus, or lime.
Q: What does it cost?
A: $29.00 + tax
Q: When to get a soil sample?
A: When your lawn is not improving even though it is being treated. If multiple attempts at seeding have failed or there are thin areas even after reseeding, doing a sample is a good idea.
Q: Why get a test?
A: If your lawn have these problems you should have a sample done.
– Thin areas
– Disease, Insects, Drought Stress
– Lawn moss
Q: How long does the test take?
A: Results and recommendations can take up to 3 weeks.