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Where to go to get my soil tested?

Discussion in 'Organic Lawn Care' started by Cheesedawg1, Dec 5, 2003.

  1. Cheesedawg1

    Cheesedawg1 LawnSite Senior Member
    from NJ
    Posts: 283

    I want to go to get my soil tested in spring to see what is wrong with my soil and why my grass doesnt grow that good. I do not know where to go to take my samples. Anybody got any ideas?
     
  2. olderthandirt

    olderthandirt LawnSite Platinum Member
    from here
    Posts: 4,900

    county extension office does it for me, or you can buy the kits from lesco. I like the county to do it becoase the client does not think your trying to pull one over on them.
     
  3. Hamons

    Hamons LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 706

  4. gwwilson

    gwwilson LawnSite Member
    Posts: 89

    penn state analytical labs, soil test kit $6.00 from my local mill house. you can't beat that price and results are excellent.
     
  5. a & l labs, several located on east coast, but do soil test know, don't wait till spring
     
  6. BB36

    BB36 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 171

    County Coop.Free.
     
  7. Cheesedawg1

    Cheesedawg1 LawnSite Senior Member
    from NJ
    Posts: 283

    Where do I look for the counties extension office or county coop? Like what do i look for in the yellow pages?
     
  8. a & l labs run 8.50 to 12.00 per sample

    a & l labs like other professional labs give a beterr lab result, and I know at one time ext offices in va test where free but college students did the testing.
    wouldn't want one after a hard nite partying
     
  9. Cheesedawg1

    Cheesedawg1 LawnSite Senior Member
    from NJ
    Posts: 283

    When do you guys think is the best time to do soil testing
    ? Or does it not matter?
     
  10. Dchall_San_Antonio

    Dchall_San_Antonio LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 327

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