State Of Your Soil
The basic gardening testing suite provides analysis of soil pH, texture and organic matter as well as a measure of the three major plant nutrients: potassium, phosphorus and magnesium. We’ll provide a detailed interpretation of the results and suggest how to best improve your soil quality with appropriate fertiliser recommendations to help you get the most from your garden - whether that involves growing vegetables, fruit, flowers, lawns or a combination of these.
This package is often paired with the Standard Contamination Suite that measures levels of potentially harmful elements that could be lurking in your soil including heavy metals such as lead, cadmium and arsenic; hydrocarbons and asbestos. It costs £150 (plus VAT). More on this, including a complete list of the elements included in the test, can be found by clicking here.
A more comprehensive breakdown of the fertility of the soil in your growing space is available with our Advanced Gardening Suite that takes in all of the basics but also includes a measure of soil micronutrients molybdenum, boron and manganese. A nitrogen level reading is also included. More on this, including a complete list of the elements included in the test, can be found by clicking here.
We will send you a testing kit that includes a soil sample bag and instructions on how to take a sample from your growing space. When you're done, place the two-thirds full sample bag back in the box that will have a pre-paid postage label already affixed, seal it and pop the package into a Royal Mail post box or drop it off at a local post office.