soil testing - Knowledgebase Question

aurora, Il
Question by mstark106
October 24, 2008
In testing garden soils, what are the brand names the home depot has in stock for testing my garden soil? which is consideered the best one?


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Answer from NGA
October 24, 2008

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RapidTest, Vigoro Soil Test Kit, and La Motte are all brands found at most Home Depot garden centers. All will do an adequate job of detecting soil acidity or alkalinity. For more extensive information (nutrient analysis, etc.) you may want to have your soil tested by a local analytical lab or your cooperative extension office. These tests are more expensive, but also more comprehensive. However, if you're just interested in the soil pH, any of the above home garden soil test kits will provide accurate information.

Best wishes with your garden!

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