Soil Testing

Understanding what nutrients are available in your soil for your plants is needed in order to supply your garden with the building blocks to promote healthy and vigorous growth.  Taking a soil sample and analyzing a soil test is the only way to know what nutrients are in your soil and how much fertilizer to apply to your garden. Review the documents below for more information on taking a soil sample, testing, and interpreting your results.

What to do to get a soil sample tested:

Kenai Soil Sampling and Testing Instructions

Kenai Example Soil Sample/Test Form Packet

Analytical Laboratories and Consultants serving the Pacific Northwest

Factors to Consider in Selecting a Soil Testing Laboratory

How to interpret your soil sample:

Submit a request to Dr. Matney for a soil test interpretation

Use the online Farm and Garden Calculator

Use the online Peony Calculator

Use the online Tree and Shrub Calculator