Soil Testing and Organic Matter
Gardens provide wonderful flowers and vegetables. A very important part of their ability to do so is making sure organic matter is being put back into the soil. Soil testing for nutrients gives a very clear indication of how healthy your soil is. Soil pH is another test that can greatly benefit gardeners because if soils are too acidic or alkaline, plants can’t absorb nutrients from the soil efficiently.
If you are starting a new garden bed or if you have had concerns it may be a good idea to consider getting the soil tested.