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soil test

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by keifer, Nov 22, 2001.

  1. cutting edge

    cutting edge LawnSite Member
    Messages: 194

    I've been considering buying a pH meter also.


    Since pH affects nutrient uptake it would be nice to have a heads-up on any pH problem so I could go ahead and start making plans to correct it while waiting on the soil test to come back.
  2. GroundKprs

    GroundKprs LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,969

    Runner, just get a soil thermometer. Metal probe, with a dial thermometer on top, maybe $10 - $15. Most of them are 4" to 6" long, but I think you can go deeper if you hunt. I got most of mine as giveaways at trade shows.
  3. keifer

    keifer LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 320

    Hey guys i just found 3 in the northern tool cat one measures ph moisture and light for 10.oo and one that measures nitrogen, phosphorus and potash for 18.00 and one is a soil analyzer for ph and fertilizer levels for 25.oo would all three be good to have. or do you think there probably junk?

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