The Q&A Archives: Soil Testing

Question: I recently asked how to change the composition of my front lawn since it is clay. You gave me various answers but said that I have to get my soil tested to find out which way will work best for my lawn. Where do I get it tested and how?

Answer: California State University used to do soil tests so you might want to contact your local Cooperative Extension office, or contact one of the following private labs to see what soil testing might cost:
Soil and Plant Laboratory, Inc.
1594 North Main St., Orange, CA 92867

Primus Group, Inc.
3130 Skyway Dr., Ste.308, Santa Maria, CA 93455

Sequoia Analytical
1455 McDowell Blvd, #D
Petaluma 94594 707.792.1865

Soil and Plant Laboratory
352 Mathew St.
Santa Clara 95052 408.727.0330

Soil Control Lab
42 Hangar Way
Watsonville 95075 831.724.5422

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