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Soil Samples

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by rsibill, Apr 18, 2007.

  1. rsibill

    rsibill LawnSite Member
    Messages: 10

    Soil Samples to fix a lawn problem ----
    Are there kits? If so Where do I get them?

    What other quick way can I get a sample so I can properly treat lawn?

    Thank You,
  2. MrC

    MrC LawnSite Member
    from Jersey
    Messages: 189

    Go to your local county extension and pick a soil sample kit. http://njaes.rutgers.edu/county/
    I had to pay $15 for the kit and $4 to mail it out. They give you easy to follow instructions and no special tools are required. I believe your local lesco dealer can do it too.
  3. Dreams To Designs

    Dreams To Designs LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,406

    Go with Mr C on this one. The test kits you buy at Depot or the local garden center are not very accurate and they only test minimal minerals & nutrients as well as PH test that maybe close, or may not. Read the Rutgers information thoroughly so that you will understand all that a labs soil test report means and how it will help you grow better plants and turf.

  4. rsibill

    rsibill LawnSite Member
    Messages: 10

    Ok, I heard of The Rutgers option - wondered if I could do it quicker / easier.
    Great -= thank you, very helpful!


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