Answer: The soil probes will give you a ballpark reading, but not a precise one. If it's really important for you to know your soil's pH, you can have the soil tested through your local Cooperative Extension office. Testing is simple; take a clean bucket and use a trowel to dig about a cupful of soil from several locations in the yard. Mix the soil together and then take out a representative cupful. Place it in a soil test bag and deliver it to either a private lab or to your Extension office.
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