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Soil tester

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by kirk1701, Sep 17, 2009.

  1. kirk1701

    kirk1701 LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,981

    Hey guys, I'm told there is such a thing as a soil analyzer/tester that you can do your own soil tests?

    Would like to hear you guys opinions, are they reliable? If so what make/model and where can I get?
  2. kirk1701

    kirk1701 LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,981


    Any idea's here guys?
  3. cpel2004

    cpel2004 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,416

    Try a search, the item has been discusses before. Your welcome.
  4. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 12,216

    I have three inexpensive type --but they never come out the same. Accuracy is fair--I wouldn't read anything beyond the decimal point. My favorite is the pH tester by J&M Instrument company.
    Here is another example. You need to follow the directions carefully to get good results.

    You can also get pH paper strips which turn color in response to pH levels. See also Kelway testers for a more professional approach. I am sure Gemplers and Rittenhouse would have them also.
  5. kirk1701

    kirk1701 LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,981

    Thanks Riggle,
    Anything you know of test for more then just pH?

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