Good soil is one of the essentials of a good lawn or garden. Doing a soil test is a simple and inexpensive way to improve your landscape. You can obtain a test kit through your county extension office or the Penn State University Department of Agriculture.
For optimal plant growth, soil must also have the proper pH level. pH is measured on a scale of 1 to 14. A measurement of 7.0 is neutral. A number below 7 is acidic (sour) and above 7 is alkaline (sweet). Soil pH will determine a plant’s ability to obtain nutrients from the soil. A soil test will inform you how to adjust your soil's pH level. Moon Brothers Landscaping offers collection and submission services using the PSU analysis lab.