All soil isn’t the same, and it’s important to understand your soil’s composition before planting an area. That way you can amend for nutrient deficiencies or move along to a better plot.
But how can you know what’s down in the dirt? The answer—get a soil test. A test is inexpensive and available through extension services and other agencies.
It is important, however, to collect a soil sample that provides a good idea of what’s going on underground. So in this video, we walk you through the steps to gathering a test sample that will give a good snapshot of your plot’s soil health.