Soil - Knowledgebase Question

Tucson, Ar
Question by crazylegsar
October 3, 2009
How do I test the ground soil to make sure the akalinity etc. is at the right level? I suspect a couple of dead patches are the result of some soil issues. Thank you.


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Answer from NGA
October 3, 2009

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Soils in Tucson tend to be alkaline and lack nitrogen and phosphorous. You can help improve your soil by amending it with compost or other organic matter, including peat moss which will help lower the pH. Arizona State University no long offers soil testing but they can provide you with a list of local labs and instructions for taking soil samples. Contact ASU Pima County Cooperative Extension, N. Campbell Avenue Tucson, AZ 85719-1109. Phone:(520) 626-5161.

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