To grow a beautiful garden, you will have to get a dirty and learn about what kind of soil your garden has. Being soil savvy and learning about what grows in your dirt will help tremendously.
You can get a feel for what kind of soil your garden has based on looks and how well your plants grow, but those will only tell you so much. Certain plants require specific components in soil that require more than just fertilizer to flourish.
You can get more information in time with trial and error, but you might end up with a bunch of weak or dead plants before you figure out your soil. You can get soil savvy with some help from Soilkit.
Soilkit is a wonderful company that can provide plenty of information about your soil. All you need to do is send them a sample of your soil, and within a short amount of time they will provide you detailed information about the dirt in your garden.
What Comes in a Kit
A SoilKit comes with a bag to put your soil sample in, a return envelope that is stamped, and a lab process fee that is already paid for. There are several options when you decide to buy a soil kit.
You can get a kit with or without a trowel that will help you dig deeply in your garden to get a great soil sample. The trowel is made of stainless steel so that metal does not get into your sample.
There is also a Backwoods Attraction and Buckmasters Soil kit.
How to Collect Soil
There are several recommendations on the website on how to collect the soil for your sample. It can be from your lawn, garden, or specific problem area. I chose garden, since my small patio has some ground space for a small garden.
Make sure the soil has not been recently fertilized and that it is dry. Dig two to four inches deep, and collected the sample from this depth.
You want to fill the bag that came with the kit up to “fill line”. Seal and place in the envelope to mail it to the sample lab.
You will be emailed a link where you can read about what is in your soil and what to add to your soil to grow thriving plants in your garden.
When I received the test results, I was impressed at how detailed they were. I was first given a list of items that I should add to make my soil more healthy, such as lime and organic fertilizer. I was also given information on how much soil would need lime and fertilizer, as well as how much to add to my soil.
There were also treatment recommendations for 1,000 square feet of soil, and elements found in my soil.
Levels from the below elements were also include. These elements are:
I was also give the pH level of my soil, which is currently at 5.6. Below the elements was a graph that showed if these levels were low, medium, or high.
A Dirty Gift
Once you try Soilkit for yourself, spread the love by purchasing one as a gift to a friend. This dirty gift will be loved by other gardeners who want to know more about their soil as well.
Get Soil Savvy Today
What are you waiting for? Get all the information you need to be soil savvy with your very own Soilkit. Let me know what you think in the comments section below!