Knowing what your soil EcoSystem looks like is the first step to low maintenance, healthy plants. Let us take your sample to our lab.
Need gardening advice specific to your property? Book a consultation with our horticulturist!
Our microscopic technique allows us to view how the soil's current EcoSystem is working and identify the missing links. This requires a trained eye and patience to view who is there and who is missing. Through our investigation we can also identify harmful microorganisms (ex. E.Coli, mildew, etc.) which may be present and offer suggestions on how to eliminate them.
Most soil tests focus on the chemical make up of soil (mainly Nitrogen, Phosphorous and Potassium) and the pH. Although in the past the soil pH and nutrient content in soil was thought to be the only thing that determined a healthy plant vs and sick plant, looking at the NPK doesn't paint the full picture of what food is actually available to plants nor is it self sustainable. Sometimes even with good NPK numbers, the nutrients are locked into the soil because the soil food chain is missing important links.
Any soil can be tested. New property, new gardens, troubled lawns, poor trees, all soil and plants can benefit from a microscopic soil test. If you produce your own compost we recommend you have that tested as well so there is a clear picture as to what you are adding to your gardens and to ensure there are no harmful microorganisms. A healthy soil food chain ensures healthy plants and lower maintenance needs.
*At this time we offer contact-less sample gathering service for free within our service area and for a small transportation fee outside*
We take random soil samples from around your area of investigation and bring it to our lab.
Our lab will report their findings and a detailed report with recommendations emailed to you within 1 week. This report will give a clear understanding of your soil's current conditions and how to fix any issues related to the soil and your chosen crop needs.
Your report will offer suggestions on what products will be the best fit for your soil and things you can do without our help. We are also available to you to provide clearer understanding during open hours.
*Please note, Covid-19 has impacted how we currently operate our service options.
If you have questions, we can help! We offer a personalized service that brings a horticulturist to your property so you can ask away! We can help with organizing, problem identifying and general care questions - we can even teach you How-To like the pros (pruning, edging, designing, etc.)
We can help you with your space - from a distance! Live, in person consults or email communication is available. If you choose a live consult, please familiarize yourself with Zoom meetings and ensure your internet will reach to your gardens in question.