SHOULD I HAVE A SOIL TEST?
January is the perfect time to prepare new planting beds, to Work in organic material, and to add compost and mulch to beds.
It is also a perfect time to get a soil test.
Soil testing provides us with the information of what your soil needs and how much, if any, we need to add so that you can enjoy those wonderful tomatoes and other fresh vegetables.
The most crucial measurement is pH level, which is a measurement of the soil's hydrogen (acid forming) ion activity. East Texas soils tend to have a lower pH, meaning they are generally more acidic;Soil pH can be altered with fertilizers and soil conditioners,
knowing what to add is as important as knowing what not to add. An excess of certain nutrients can bind other nutrients and prevent them from being available for the plants' use, pollute our environment, and harm the plants as well. Texas A&M Soil testing kits and information can be obtained on their website http://soiltesting.tamu.edu/
. They are about $35.00 or you can ask your landscape company to run a test for you. If we are your landscape company and you would like us to help you with a soil sample, please give us a call at 817-860-0905 #baldigardens #soiltesting #landscape