University of FloridaSolutions for Your Life

Download PDF
Publication #SL136

Landscape and Vegetable Garden Test Form1

Rao S. Mylavarapu, William d'Angelo, and Nancy Wilkinson2

This document is the Landscape and Vegetable Garden Test Form (SL136) used by the UF/IFAS Extension Soil Testing Laboratory. The sheet gives details about collecting samples and testing fees. To download the form, visit

The Landscape and Vegetable Garden Form must accompany Florida homeowners' samples submitted to the UF/IFAS Extension Soil Testing Laboratory. The following tests can be selected on this form:

  1. pH and Lime Requirement

  2. Standard Soil Fertility Test

• pH, P, K, Ca, and Mg

• Lime and Fertilizer Requirement

Agronomic and commercial vegetable and fruit producers should use the Producer Soil Test Form (SL135).

Samples will not be tested for presence of nematodes, disease organisms, or chemicals other than those listed on the form.

Analysis for plant diseases is available through the UF/IFAS Extension Plant Disease Clinic (352-392-1795) and the Nematology Lab (352-392-1994).



This document is SL136, one of a series of the Department of Soil and Water Sciences, UF/IFAS Extension. Original publication date July 2005. Revised February 2009, November 2013, and August 2019. Visit the EDIS website at for the currently supported version of this publication.


Rao S. Mylavarapu, professor, Department of Soil and Water Sciences; William d'Angelo, lab manager, UF/IFAS Extension Soil Testing Lab; and Nancy Wilkinson, assistant manager, UF/IFAS Extension Soil Testing Lab; UF/IFAS Extension, Gainesville, FL 32611.

The Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) is an Equal Opportunity Institution authorized to provide research, educational information and other services only to individuals and institutions that function with non-discrimination with respect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, political opinions or affiliations. For more information on obtaining other UF/IFAS Extension publications, contact your county's UF/IFAS Extension office.

U.S. Department of Agriculture, UF/IFAS Extension Service, University of Florida, IFAS, Florida A & M University Cooperative Extension Program, and Boards of County Commissioners Cooperating. Nick T. Place, dean for UF/IFAS Extension.