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Ph soil test meter

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Doogiegh, Feb 23, 2004.

  1. Doogiegh

    Doogiegh LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 871

  2. AintNoFun

    AintNoFun LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,807

    Check out Kelways, thats what I use and im sure a lot of others do to...
  3. Hamons

    Hamons LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 706

    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.
  4. Clark Landscaping

    Clark Landscaping LawnSite Member
    Messages: 44

    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.

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