Lawn care

Asked April 12, 2019, 9:29 AM EDT

We have a lot of clovers overtaking our lawn and wanted to see how we can get a sample of our soil tested to see if the soil is the problem. Where can we get such a test? Thank you.

Montgomery County Maryland lawns and turf soil testing

1 Response

Take a look at our website for all the information you will need to submit a soil sample for testing. This page includes a list of recommended labs. https://extension.umd.edu/hgic/topics/soil-testing

You might be surprised to know that clover is actually beneficial in a lawn. It fixes nitrogen and provides this essential nutrient to turfgrasses, naturally. It used to be a component in lawn seed mixes prior to the invention of herbicides. Here is more information. https://extension.umd.edu/hgic/topics/clover

Christa