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How to get soil sample?

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by DynaMow, May 7, 2006.

  1. DynaMow

    DynaMow LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 570

    What is the correct procedure to getting a soil sample?
  2. stumpjumper

    stumpjumper LawnSite Member
    Messages: 183

    craig. i don't know about ohio, in okla. you take about a pint of soil from at least 3 different locations and drop it off at the county exstension office. you get a detailed soil analysis from okla.state u. in about a week. costs 15 bucks
  3. 1MajorTom

    1MajorTom Former Moderator
    Messages: 6,073

    Do not take a sample on a freshly fertilized lawn. You need about a pint of soil for a sample. Take the samples from about 6 to 8 different locations in the lawn. Remove soil to the depth of about 3 to 4 inches. Put the soil in a clean plastic bucket and repeat the procedure. Once you have enough soil, mix it thoroughly. You want to remove all grass, leaf, rocks etc from your soil sample. Put sample in bag and send away.
  4. Soupy

    Soupy LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,125

  5. bug-guy

    bug-guy LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,029

    lesco will do a sample for a fee
  6. DynaMow

    DynaMow LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 570

    thank you my dear. did it just like you said.

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