Performing a Soil Analysis

lawn care in St. Petersburg FL | SouthernGreenUSA.comWhen you are preparing to establish a new lawn, there are many processes you need to follow to prepare the soil for your grass. Removing debris, installing irrigation equipment, tilling the landscape, and doing soil amendments are just some of the necessary preparations. It’s also a smart plan to do a soil analysis, which determines the pH value and let you know if any pH adjustments are necessary.

Once you are ready to do an analysis, you need to collect small plugs or garden trowels of soil from 15 to 20 different locations around the landscape. These samples should only come from the top six inches of soil. Once collected, you can combine the samples and send them to the UF/IFAS Extension Soil Testing Laboratory, as well as any of the local county extension offices. If the pH is too low, then you can apply dolomitic limestone – also known as dolomite – to raise the soil pH.

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