The soil testing helps determine soil pH levels and predominant soil texture, and provides basic information and recommendations for gradual correction of soil pH and compaction issues. If you would like your soil tested please bring in soil samples (limit of 3 at a time) taken 4-5″ deep from various parts of a bed or lawn. You will want to collect the samples of soil at the plant or lawn root zone (around 6″ deep). You should be gathering about a 1/2 cup amount from several sites within the same area to be tested. Mix them together, allow the soil to dry overnight on newspaper. Next, place 1 cup of the mix in a paper bag or clean container and label it. Collect separate samples from different areas on your property such as vegetable gardens, lawns and flower gardens.
Beat the crowd, get your soil tested on Thursday, and be ready for the weekend! Drop off your sample, and tour the native plant garden with
USFWS Volunteer and URI Master Gardener Dave Vissoe.
URI Master Gardener Soil Testers
Thursdays, September 12 and 26, 1 pm to 4 pm
Kettle Pond Visitor Center