The first step to testing your soil is taking multiple samples throughout the entire area. For a complete and accurate soil analysis, it is best to take multiple samples to obtain an accurate assessment of how the soil differs across the land you want to reclaim. Arnold’s Custom Seeding with strategically pull samples at various intervals and depths to help your tests and analysis give you a clear understanding of how your soil varies so you can plan on how to adjust the vegetation you plant for successful restoration.
Once our crew is finished with soil sampling, we will send those samples off to a lab that specializes in soil testing. We will do our best to have the samples sent to a lab as soon as possible to minimize any chemical changes that might occur once the soil is moved from its natural ecosystem, that way your tests are as accurate as possible. Most soil testing kits available outside a lab only test for major soil nutrients. Our lab partners will test for secondary and minor nutrients as well as the major nutrients, to give you a more thorough soil analysis.
Once Arnold’s Custom Seeding received the results of your tests, we will interpret the data into a soil analysis. Without someone to interpret the data, your soil test is nothing more than gibberish. Our years of experience have taught how to interpret the soil test results and provide you with an accurate analysis of your soil we can draft a plan the will restore your land to a self-sustaining ecosystem.