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The Wakefield Garden Club is excited to present a great speaker and an opportunity to have your gardening soil tested.
How to Take a Soil Sample for pH Testing
Taking a soil sample for pH testing is easy:
(1) Identify the area(s) of your property you want to test: Different areas may have different pH levels, e.g., lawn vs. flower bed vs. vegetable garden. To submit different areas for testing, collect separate samples. Within a given area, if there are sections that are sickly vs. healthy, they should also be sampled and labeled separately (e.g., sickly vs. healthy sections of lawn).
(2) Gather your supplies:
· A spade, shovel, soil probe, or augur for digging your sample(s)
· One small clean bucket for each area you plan to sample (e.g., one bucket for the lawn, a separate bucket for your flower bed)
· One small plastic bag for each area to be sampled
(3) Dig your soil sample(s):
(4) Bring your sample(s) to the Master Gardener Soil pH Test table at one of our free events. (See web site for schedule.)
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