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Test Soil for PH and Nutrients

Discussion in 'Homeowner Assistance Forum' started by mlong30, Apr 20, 2006.

  1. mlong30

    mlong30 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 111

    Where can I go to have someone test my soil. I have rock hard clay on my sides and rear of my house, and it very difficult to grow grass. I know I'm missing certain nutrients, but I just don't know which ones.

    Is there a self test I can purchase, to test my soil for nutrients and PH balance?


    Indianapolis, In (Midwest)
  2. blaze347

    blaze347 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 101

    Go to Lowes, they used to sell them. I don't know how accurate they are, but I'm sure it will give you a good indication of what you need. I've used them before and they work well. They use a pill to test for N,K etc..
  3. FSully

    FSully LawnSite Member
    Posts: 81

    Purdue University Cooperative Extension Service
    Marion County Office
    6640 Intech Blvd., Ste. 120
    Indianapolis, IN 46278-2012

    Phone: 317/275-9305
    Fax: 317/275-9309
  4. LarryF

    LarryF LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,171


    I just went though this. Look for the thread "Fertilizer mumbo jumbo". It's fairly current and still on the first page of the threads. Other members provided a lot of good advice.

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