Cost

  • $20 per sample includes both shipping and analysis.
  • Either cash or check are accepted, and samples may be dropped off Monday - Friday from 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Analysis is completed at A&L Great Lakes Laboratories in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
  • Sample test report includes organic matter, phosphorus, potassium, calcium, and magnesium levels, as well as soil pH, CEC, and nutrient recommendations based on your results.
  • Please call 419-636-5608 with any questions.

Soil Sampling Tips

  • Your soil test results and recommendations are only as good as the sample
  • Collect subsamples in a zig zag pattern using a soil probe. Soil probes are available at the Williams County OSU Extension Office, and may be checked out at no cost.
  • Collect at least 5-10 subsamples for small flowerbeds and 10-15 samples for gardens and lawns. 
  • Mix subsamples together in a bucket to create a representative sample and place about 2 cups of soil into a plastic bag labelled with your name and contact information.

Resources 

Soil Testing for Ohio Lawns, Landscapes, Fruit Crops, and Vegetable Gardens
Soil Sampling to Develop Nutrient Recommendations