Determining soil temperature?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by GarPA, Apr 17, 2003.

  1. GarPA

    GarPA LawnSite Silver Member
    from PA
    Messages: 2,585

    Went to a few non nursery stores yesterday like HD Lowes and WalMart trying to find a soil temp meter. No luck...if you have one did you have to order thru a speciality supplier? I doubt there are any websites that would give me the local soil temps. Would appreciate any help on how I can determine soil temp...thanks
  2. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
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  3. fox

    fox LawnSite Member
    from MN
    Messages: 57

    check your local dept. of agriculture. they should have current temps by area.
  4. dedgrass

    dedgrass LawnSite Member
    Messages: 19

    Go to wally world & get a probe type thermometer & stick it in the ground. Or you could check soil temp like the old farm boys do..
    When it's about time to plant corn, you go out to the middle of the field, drop yer overalls then plant yer butt on the fresh tilled soil. If it's cold, it ain't yet time to plant!! Of course, you may get some funny looks from your clients, but then again, you might get a fine tip!!:D :) :D
  5. GarPA

    GarPA LawnSite Silver Member
    from PA
    Messages: 2,585

    that's pretty funny!...I found one at an Agway store in case any of you have one in your area and want a temp guage...$9

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