multiple soil test kits

Asked October 7, 2019, 12:11 PM EDT

I have several areas of my lawn which are significantly different grass type, sun exposure, etc. Should I do 2-3 soil tests? Do I just order three of the $25 tests or is that overkill?

Ottawa County Michigan lawns and turf soil and fertility issues

1 Response

That depends!... If your soil is significantly different from one area to another then a separate soil test may be required. Sun and turf type shouldn't make a difference. For example,if your front yard is clay and your backyard is sand then you would want a test in each area. If there is an area that specifically has a problem, you may want to do an additional test to determine (or rule out) how that area is different.
I hope this is helpful,