Kingsdene Nursery & Garden Center
16435 York Road,
Monkton, MD 21111

Test Your Soil Before Planting This Season!

We are often asked about soil testing. Univ. Of. Maryland no longer offers this service, but they have provided a list of labs that currently offer comprehensive soil tests.
 
  • Have your soil tested before planting a vegetable or flower garden, trees, and shrubs, or starting or renovating a lawn.
  • Soil testing labs provide more complete and accurate results than do-it-yourself soil test kits.
  • Soil test results give you baseline information on soil pH, nutrient levels, and organic matter content and recommendations for fertilizing and adjusting soil pH. Soil testing is an essential tool for improving soil health.
  • Soil testing helps reduce overfertilizing, keeping excess nutrients (nitrogen and phosphorus) out of Maryland’s groundwater and surface waters.
  • Vegetable gardens, regardless of location, should be tested for lead (Pb).
  • (Provided by U. of MD. Extension)