Soil Samples-Frequently Asked Questions

Sara Shields  |  8/3/2012 1:10:26 AM

Click on the image above for the PDF version of How to Take Soil Samples.

Soil has everything to do with the vitality of your lawn and garden, but it is often overlooked. So why should you have your soil tested? If you like Azaleas for example, a high pH (basic soil) will never permit that stunning spring foliage. A soil with insufficient nutrients will not support a robust garden. Many times homeowners have soil samples done when plants are in trouble. The time to test and amend your soil is before problems arise so your plants will flourish. That is where we can help.

You may be interested in soil testing services through the LSU AgCenter if you are a:

  • home owner who is sodding a new lawn, planting trees, flowers, shrubs, or vegetable gardens
  • professional in the agriculture and horticulture industry, including beef cattle and poultry producers


Click here to view the frequently asked questions about soil samples.

Please visit the LSU AgCenter's Soil Testing & Plant Analysis Lab site for additonal information.

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