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Complete Soil Health Test

Complete Soil Health Test

Our most popular test, the complete soil health test, thoroughly analyzes the nutrient and textural aspects of soil. This comprehensive assessment enables us to precisely amend soil and tackle any drainage issues. Furthermore, with this textural data, we can generate a more precise suitability list upon request. This test is highly recommended as a diagnostic tool.

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Report includes:

  1. Graphs, data analysis, and personalized recommendations with organic or conventional amendments.
  2. A 15-minute phone consultation with one of our soil scientists.

More details:

Texture: Ratio of sand, silt, and clay which determines drainage, infiltration rate, many other soil health factors.

Organic Matter, Nitrate, Phosphorus, Potassium, Magnesium, Calcium: Evaluate the soil's fertility and nutrient content, essential for plant growth and development.

pH, Buffer Index, Cation Exchange Capacity, Percent Saturation of Cations: Assess the soil's acidity, buffering capacity, and cation balance, ensuring an ideal environment for plant roots.

Soluble Salts, Sodium, Excess Lime, Sulfur, Zinc, Manganese, Iron, Copper, Boron: Monitor potential issues such as salt levels, sodium, and micronutrient deficiencies, crucial for preventing soil degradation and optimizing plant health.

Sampling instructions

1. Using a clean bucket and a shovel, collect three samples to a depth of 6 inches in random spots in the defined area*. Avoid sampling when soil is very wet.

2. Break up any clods of soil, remove rocks, stones, sticks and plant matter, and thoroughly homogenize soil together in the bucket.

3. Take out 3 cups of soil and place into plastic bag and label with a sample ID (i.e., Stevie's front yard), type of test, and order number (found in order confirmation email).

4. Purchase your test on our website and send sample to Alluvial Soil Lab, 201 E Center St, Ste 112 #3083, Anaheim, CA 92805 using any postal carrier of your choice.

Turnaround time is between 4 and 8 business days. Results will be sent via email.

*To ensure a comprehensive soil assessment in your land, it's recommended to take one composite soil sample for every 1,000 square feet of garden space. This composite sample is created by collecting smaller soil samples from different locations within the 1,000 square feet area, allowing for a representative analysis of the soil's characteristics.

**Always wear gloves, mask, or other necessary PPE while collecting samples from potentially contaminated soils.

Advanced details

Test includes:
1. Organic Matter, Nitrate, Phosphorus, Potassium, Magnesium, Calcium, pH, Buffer Index, Cation Exchange Capacity, Percent Saturation of Cations, Sodium, Sulfur, Zinc, Manganese, Iron, Copper, Boron.
2. Texture
3. Recommendations

*Since this test does not include infiltration rate, it is not WELO compliant

Suitability list includes (30) suitable species

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  • Wilson H.

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    I recently started a garden at a community plot, and wanted to know what was in my soil, so I could make more targeted amendments. Jake walked me through how to do so, and after sending my samples in... (read more)

  • Noah M.

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    As a professional in the field I very much appreciate the timely and detailed report, along with skilled follow up communications. I will certainly use Alluvial Soil Lab's services again.

  • Zakary S.

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    Great support and detailed report. Helped advise what options we had to plant trees! Plants are doing incredible!(read more)

  • Peggy C.

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    I recently moved to a property with a vineyard, and wanted to know what type of fertilizers to use and how much to apply. So I did a soil test. I was new to soil testing and with Jake's help and instructions, I was able to successfully collect… (read more)

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