What do you call it "soil test" or "soil analysis"?

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by lawncuttinfoo, Apr 11, 2008.


When selling or explaining to customers what do you call this?

  1. Soil Test

    5 vote(s)
  2. Soil Analysis

    1 vote(s)
  1. lawncuttinfoo

    lawncuttinfoo LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,013

    When selling to a customer what do you call it a "soil test" or a "soil analysis"?
  2. heritage

    heritage LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,358

    "Certified Soil Test"

  3. lawncuttinfoo

    lawncuttinfoo LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,013

    certified by whom?
  4. RAlmaroad

    RAlmaroad LawnSite Silver Member
    from SC
    Messages: 2,257

    A "Soil Analysis" can be made by anyone. You've heard "This soil will grow good corn" That's an opinion. An analysis can be "this soil if "sandy", "loamy", "just red clay", "just Pitiful" All opinions! What I'm saying is that an analysis is not a test. So probably "Soil Test" could be more accurate. The most accurate is "Soil Test Analysis".
    I know a lot of BS, but when you hear it talked so much something begins to rub off.
    I defer to vote, like Obama, If he's the democratic candidate, then my vote will be for Ralph Nader.
  5. Turfdoctor1

    Turfdoctor1 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 707

    if you have to worry about whether you call it a soil test or soil analysis, you probably have more customer problems than just that.

    Does it really matter?
  6. lawncuttinfoo

    lawncuttinfoo LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,013

    I have always used "test".

    I just thought analysis may sound better to the customers, even though when I hear analysis I think if the chemlawn junk mail I get that says "we have already analyzed you lawn and know what it needs" with a pic of a guy pinching 5 blades of grass looking at it like it it from mars.
  7. tremor

    tremor LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,476

    I prefer "analysis" when actually consulting the customer. The "test" is done by the lab. Your analysis of the test results is what the customer benefits from.

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