We have a lot of new developments around here that do not grow turf well. The yards are all built up with who knows what. I'm sure the developer didn't give two shiznits about turf quality down the road. So........ I'm learing about soil quality. As I see it; there are only two basic categories...... chemical & physical makeup. Correct so far? Chemical qualities can be discovered by testing fromspectrumanalytic I'm assuming one could follow the recommendations with the report and be OK? I don't remember exactly what the extension office offered...... What tests do I really need? Physical makeup can be observed on site....water, jar, shake method. What makeup should I be shooting for? What is a good field test for compaction? Microbes? Is there a good "soil 101" publication geared toward residential turf? Something that doesn't get too involved with all the stuff that it takes to go from a 90% job to a 99.9% job. I'm interested in getting good results without becoming a "dirt nerd"