Soil Testing (Home Lawn and Garden)
Florida has plenty of sunshine and rainfall, but its soils are often lacking in nutrients and other attributes necessary for good plant growth. The UF/IFAS Extension Soil Testing Laboratory (ESTL) can test your soil and provide a detailed analysis. Soil testing enables you to find out the makeup of your soil and helps you determine how much lime and fertilizer you need to apply. The ESTL offers tests for both home and commercial growers. The information on this page is for home lawn and garden testing. For farm soil testing information, see the Soil Testing topic page.