Our most popular service
Perfect choice for gardeners on a budget & for those wishing to know essential information about their soil & make informed decisions.
This service will: provide fertility levels for three of the most important plant nutrients; classify your soil's type highlighting its properties with guidance on its management; examine the pH & suggest the types of plants suitable for your soil, or ways of altering the pH to improve certain crops.
Bespoke Report written in an easy to interpret style giving the reader the results of their soil tests, but, importantly, discussing their significance in relation to your reason for having the soil tested. Customers frequently tell us how much they appreciate receiving this comprehensive bespoke report.
Nutrient testing is carried out on three vital elements: phosphorus; potassium; magnesium. We guide on whether the concentrations are suitable for your specific purpose & inform how to rectify deficiencies. We measure nutrients in their soluble form because plants can only take up nutrients in solution.
Soil texture is one of the the key characteristics defining a soil. It is calculated by analysing the relative proportions of sand, silt & clay in the sample. We will tell you exactly what texture your soil is & advise on its nutrient retention & how it is best managed.
pH analysis tells you how acid or alkaline a soil is. This is important because it dictates the kinds of plants that will grow well in your soil & allows you to avoid those that wont. We also guide how pH can be changed to optimize plant growth. If your soil is acidic & you require a more alkaline ground we will run a lime requirement test . This reveals how much lime is needed to increase its pH. The pH is one of the most important factors in plant nutrition. This is because nutrients vary in their solubility depending on the soil's pH. Plants only acquire nutrients in solution form, therefore pH dictates their availability to the plant.
Need soil tested to establish a wildflower meadow? We can suggest the appropriate seed mixture.
Bronze Service is perfect for:
Understanding your soil;
Assessing soil quality prior to planting new areas;
Cultivating vegetables, flowers, fruit, shrubs & trees;
Investigating phosphorus, potassium & magnesium deficiency or excess;
Deciding if you need to add fertilizer;
Learning the best way to manage & improve your soil's health;
Finding the best seed mixture for establishing wildflower meadows;
Selecting right plants for your soil.