I need to have a soil test to see what I need to do to get things to grow well. How do I go about doing that?
We can test your soil’s pH at the UF/IFAS Extension Orange County Plant Clinic, 6021 S. Conway Rd., Orlando, FL We are open from 8-noon and 1-5pm M-F. (Visit our website)
Soil samples should be removed from several locations in your planting bed or area of concern at a depth of 6″; mix all samples from that area in a bucket and provide a pint of soil for analysis including pH. Do not include debris such as leaves, sticks or large stones in your sample.
For more information about your soil and to determine amounts of nutrients in the soil, only the Extension Soil Testing Laboratory, Wallace Bldg., UF, Gainesville, 32611 can do this. Cost of this test is $7.00 and you will be contacted by e-mail in about two weeks. Get a copy of the form at http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/pdffiles/SS/SS18700.pdf, and follow the instructions on page 2.