Looking to plant a vegetable garden or curious why your flowers aren’t blooming their brightest? Then a soil test may be the answer you are looking for. A soil test measures the amount of nutrients and other vital elements in your soil that is available for your plants to feed on. The results will let you know which fertilizer is needed, if any, to get the best results from your plants.Soil Test Kits can be purchased directly from Penn State University. The following forms are most applicable for our Summit County residents and can be used when completing your soil test purchase. Additional soil tests are available directly through Penn State.
- Turf Grass Soil Test Form
- Home garden, Flower, Landscape plants, Woodlot, and Christmas Tree Soil Test Form
- Agronomic Crops Soil Test Form
If you want to learn the soils of your yard without having to dig up a sample, then using the online Web Soil Survey is the right tool for you. Check out the Useful links below to learn more about the drainage, fertility, and other characteristics of your soil. And as always, if you have any questions or need assistance, please feel free to call our office for guidance.