By: jojo, cierra, and shamel.
~ home owners should test their soil to figure out what their soil needs.
~ soil test let you know if you need potassium, phosphorus, lime or nitrogen.
~ take 10 to 15 small cores or slices from the large uniform area.
~ avoid unusual areas unless you want to get a sample of the unusual area only so that it can be treated(such as dead or yellow spots in lawns or field).
~ you send the box and information to Agronomic Divison Soil Test Lab in Raleigh for a free soil test
~ it's free
~ it allows adequate time to implement the laboratory recommendations in time for the crops to be planted