hand held PH testers

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by richard, Feb 29, 2000.

  1. richard

    richard Banned
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    i have seen hand held soil ph testers and was wondering if anyone is happy with the one they might have?
  2. Barkleymut

    Barkleymut LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,117

    I own a Kelway and have found it to be accurate compared to soil tests I have taken to Lesco. The testers are about $100 and have been a real timesaver for me.
  3. Scraper

    Scraper LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,656

    Check with your local coopertive extension. Here in PA you can go to them and for $5 (I think, but no more than 10) they will give a kit to send in with your sample to PSU. In a couple weeks you get back a pretty detailed report which tells you everything you need to know, including how much fertilizer, lime etc. you need to put down to get it right.
  4. EDL

    EDL LawnSite Member
    from MA
    Posts: 110

    Barkleymut, where did you pick up your pH soil tester, i was looking to buy one for the spring. Thanks
  5. Barkleymut

    Barkleymut LawnSite Bronze Member
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