Soil pH, nitrogen, phosphorous and potassium are all essential elements in the overall health of your lawn, flowers, vegetables, etc. Plants need the correct pH level to control how well they utilize the nutrients available in your soil. Too acidic or too alkaline soil can have detrimental effects on plants. All plants have a preferred soil pH range, so it is important to know what this measurement is which these soil test kits will inform you of. Plant nutrients, including nitrogen (N), phosphorous (P) and potassium (K) are most readily available at a pH range of approximately 6 to 7. Analyze your soil quickly with these easy to use pH and soil test kits to determine how to improve your soil for the optimal health of your plants.
This rapitest soil test kit is designed for simplicity of use and accurate results. At the heart of the system are 4 patented, specially designed testing devices called "color comparators" - one each for pH, Nitrogen, Phosphorus and Potash. Each comparator has a removable film color chart and color coded top. Capsules for each test are also color-coded. For lawns, annuals or house plants, take the soil sample from about 2-3" below the surface. For perennials especially shrubs, vegetables and fruit, the sample should be from 4" deep. Avoid touching the soil with your hands.
For lawns, annuals or house plants, take the soil sample from about 2-3" below the surface. For perennials especially shrubs, vegetables and fruit, the sample should be from 4" deep. Avoid touching the soil with your hands. Remove any stones or organic debris such as leaves and twigs because they can affect the final result.Thoroughly wet the soil with water (ideally rainwater) to a mud consistency. In order to obtain an even more accurate result with your soil pH meter, take the sample of soil to be tested from the ground and remove stones and organic debris.
This soil tester is virtually indestructible in its solid state construction, gives accurate readings, will not stain hands or clothing, requires no solutions and is factory calibrated to known chemical standards. In other words, it is well adapted for its intended use. The pH portion of the soil tester utilizes the chemical reaction known as oxidation reduction to measure pH within the range of 1 through 9, where pH 7 (neutral) is the pointer’s resting point. Its primary function is to quickly discern an acid soil from an alkaline soil and after one minute, a weak acid/alkaline from strong acid/alkaline soil.
Compact and easy to use, the 4 Way Analyzer soil tester is a tool every gardener will appreciate. This unique three-probe meter design allows one meter to measure each of the essentials for plant growth: Sunlight, soil pH, moisture, and combined N-P-K levels. No batteries required. Comes with complete instruction booklet on how to alter pH and fertility to meet your needs along with a plant guide. Here are just a few tips.