- Soil testing probe
- A container to store the soil in
What to do:
- Push the probe into the soil to the desired depth, then lift up to remove the core. The sampling depth should be 4 to 6 inches deep for lawns, turf, or other perennial sod, and tillage depth (usually 6-10 inches) for annually tilled crops.
- Next, take the soil and place it in a bag or box. Write the location of where the sample was taken from on the clean container.
- After that, you can either contact your county’s extension office and ask what needs to be done with the soil or deliver it to them. They will ask you a few questions. Examples are “What is the ground being used for?” or “What has it been used for in the past?”
- The extension office will then send it off to a lab to be analyzed and send you the results.