Video: How To Collect A Sample For A Soil Test

Thinking of planting an area? It's best to get a soil test first, so in this video we show you the steps to collecting a good sample for testing.

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.

Read more about healthy soil—what it is and how to build it—by clicking here!

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