Soil analysis

Asked June 23, 2017, 7:35 AM EDT

Hi, Is there a program that gives free soil analysis? Thanks.

Howard County Maryland soil testing soil and fertility issues

1 Response

We do not know of any free service for a reliable soil analysis. We can recommend several regional labs where you can mail a soil sample to be tested. Fees vary by lab. Most will test for nutrients, pH, and organic matter. If you have a vegetable garden and need to test for lead, we recommend using the University of Delaware's service.

Here is the list of soil testing labs:
https://extension.umd.edu/sites/extension.umd.edu/files/_images/programs/hgic/Publications/HG110a_So...

Here is additional information about soil testing in general:
https://extension.umd.edu/hgic/soils/soil-testing

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