Ph soil test meter


LawnSite Senior Member
The thing with a ph meter is it gives you very limited information. It really is only part of a comple soil analysis.

For instance. You take the test and it says that you PH needs to be changed. How do you deide how much lime to add without knowing the buffer ph. And how are you going to know the CEC and other important variables. For 5 tests a year I would have professional lab that you trust do it.

Clark Landscaping

LawnSite Member
new hampshiere
There is a thread on the fertilizer section regarding PH meters and my general conclusion was (if I can summarize a whole thread) carry one as a sales tool. Great visual for customer to realize the PH is wrong and then go to LAB for fert and lime requirements. I use state cooperative extension lab. Cheap and hard to argue with.