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Full Chemistry Test

Full Chemistry 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 2 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 typically 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:
Organic Matter, Phosphorus, Potassium, Magnesium, Calcium and Hydrogen, Soil pH, Buffer Index, Cation Exchange Capacity, Percent Base Saturation of Cation Elements, Nitrate, Soluble Salts, Sodium, and Excess Lime, Sulfur, Zinc, Manganese, Iron, Copper, Boron

Suitability list includes list of (12) suitable and up to (12) unsuitable species.

Report comes with write-up and recommendations.

The full chemistry test is a meticulous examination designed to provide essential insights into the soil's composition and fertility. This comprehensive analysis encompasses a range of parameters critical for plant growth and development, ensuring gardeners can optimize conditions for their plants.

  1. Organic Matter, Nitrate, Phosphorus, Potassium, Magnesium, Calcium:

    • Evaluate the soil's fertility and nutrient content, essential for plant growth and development.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.


 

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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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