Where can you get a soil test done?

Asked September 29, 2019, 5:10 PM EDT

Where can you get a soil test done?

Franklin County Ohio

1 Response

Hi Franklin County, I will put a link at the bottom of the response that will be a Fact Sheet that lists how, why, etc. for a soil sample. At the end of the fact sheet are several soil testing laboratories that will do a soil test. Usually, the OSU Extension office in each county will have soil testing sample bags and the address of the companies that do soil testing. You can pick one of them and send the sample along with the required payment. You must specify what crop you are trying to grow or what the situation is with the sample. You will then get a recommendation as to what to do to get the best results from your garden. If you change your mind, you can refer to the same soil sample and results and the company can adjust the recommendations for a different crop or plant. I don't know the current time line for results but it should take a couple of weeks -- longer when there are very large numbers of samples.

The fact sheet will give you guidelines on how to take the sample and send it off.