Soil testing

Asked September 20, 2019, 12:58 PM EDT

I would like to send a soil sample for testing of my lawn soil, but my husband just put down fertilizer. Can I still collect and send a soil sample? Or should we wait because applying fertilizer will effect test results? If waiting is necessary, when would it be okay to collect the sample?

Macomb County Michigan

1 Response

If fertilizer was already put down it is best to wait to do a soil test. At this point I would wait until late October or into November to get a realistic measurement of what is available in the soil.