A number of people are looking at their grass just coming up and noticing some dead or drier spots. Consider getting your soil tested.
Others, are looking at their garden and looking for ways to improve their garden produciton. Look at testing the soil.
In addition, some people want to know how long it takes to get their soil tested. (It takes 3 days to analyze the soil and provide recommendations)
The price of this analysis is $25.00 – You can buy your analysis online and have supplies sent to you.
Also, consider reading more in this lawn and garden brochure.
Taking a sample is probably the key to accurate soil analysis results.
Here are the 6 steps as reported in Organic Gardening
1. Get a trowel and a bucket. Be sure neither is rusty or made of galvanized (zinc-coated) metal, which could skew your results.
2. Scrape mulch and leaf litter from the soil surface. Dig out a wedge of soil about 6 to 8 inches deep, and set this wedge aside.
3. Now dig out a half-inch piece of soil from the hole and pour it into your bucket.
4. Repeat steps 2 and 3 at least a half-dozen times in different parts of the garden so that the soil sample represents your whole garden when mixed.
5. Use your trowel to mix the soil together thoroughly.
6. Fill the soil sample bag or container with the mixed soil, complete the paperwork and mail it all off to the lab.