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Complete Soil Health Test

Complete Soil Health Test

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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, Soluble Salts, Sodium, and Excess Lime, 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 list of (12) suitable and up to (12) unsuitable species.

Report comes with write-up and recommendations.

The Complete Soil Health Test is a comprehensive analysis critical for assessing garden soil fertility and viability. It covers various key parameters influencing plant growth and soil sustainability, providing valuable insights for optimized soil conditions.

  1. Nutrient Analysis:

    • NPK and Secondary Nutrients: Evaluates levels of essential nutrients like nitrate, phosphorus, potassium, magnesium, and calcium crucial for overall plant health.
    • Micronutrients (Zinc, Manganese, Iron, Copper, Boron): Assesses the availability of micronutrients vital for various plant physiological processes.
    • Sulfur: Determines sulfur levels, essential for amino acids and protein synthesis in plants.
  2. Soil Composition and Structure:

    • Organic Matter: Measures the presence of organic matter, enhancing soil structure, water retention, and nutrient availability.
    • pH and Buffer Index: Assesses soil acidity or alkalinity and its resistance to pH changes, crucial for nutrient uptake.
    • Cation Exchange Capacity (CEC) and Percent Saturation of Cations: Gauges the soil's ability to hold and exchange nutrients, ensuring optimal nutrient availability for plants.
    • Soluble Salts, Sodium, and Excess Lime: Evaluates potential issues related to soil salinity, sodium levels, and excess lime impacting plant health.
  3. Physical Properties:

    • Texture: Determines soil texture based on the proportions of sand, silt, and clay, influencing water retention, drainage, and nutrient availability.

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  • Wilson H.

    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.

    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.

  • PSA C

    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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