All about Soil Tests


Soil Testing

Soil Testing is often considered the foundation of gardening. It is often the first question asked when consulting a plant specialist.. What is your soil like?   Whether you are preparing a completely new landscape or seeking answers with a problem plant, the composition of your soil is important to your success.

Collecting Soil samples only takes a couple of minutes. Testing is either free or inexpensive depending on the time of year samples are submitted. Soil testing is provided by the N.C. Department of Agriculture’s Agronomic Services division.

Below is a link with specific information on how to collect and turn in your soil sample.gathersoilsamples

Soil testing for home lawns and gardens: