How important is it to have a soil test before planting a garden?
How Important Is It to Have a Soil Test Before Planting a Garden
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
If you are unsure of the fertility of pH level of your soil, then having it tested can help find any nutrient deficiencies and other issues that may affect healthy plant growth. Local extension services in your area, from a local university or through a local Master Gardener program, will typically do soil tests for free or low cost.