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pH meter recommendation

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by ddishman, Apr 1, 2010.

  1. ddishman

    ddishman LawnSite Member
    Messages: 13

    Hey y'all. I like to know if I should invest in a pH meter I can just stick in the ground when evaluating a customer's lawn. Any of you use one or have a recommendation?
  2. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,662

    Last edited: Apr 1, 2010
  3. ddishman

    ddishman LawnSite Member
    Messages: 13

    I've shopped the web and you can pay anywhere from $10 to $1000. It's gotta be accurate enough to determine whether a lawn needs a pH adjustment.
  4. mike174

    mike174 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 240

    Just take a couple core samples (mixed) and send it off for analysis at your local ag extension. It costs me $15, I charge $25. Customers seem to appreciate a 3rd party, university affiliated analysis.
  5. green_mark

    green_mark LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 494

    We use the Kelway meters which are about 100.00 and last for years of heavy use.

    We get them from www.rittenhouse.ca
  6. Young Bros

    Young Bros LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 662

    We tried the cheap meters at TG and they were not accuarate. We send them to iowa state university soil testing lab. It costs $9 plus shipping and labor ect. We charge $30. They test N, P, K, and pH.

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