Mackey's My Soil Test Kit

  • Delivery Available with Online Checkout
  • Available In-store at Colchester Mackey's
  • Available In-store at Willimantic Mackey's
  • Available In-store at Woodstock Mackey's

The best lawn & garden starts with your soil!

Convenient Soil Test

  • Easy sample submission
  • Results within 6-8 days
  • Simple solution recommendations

Test Kit Includes:

  • Soil collection jar, nutrient absorbing capsule, DI water
  • Soil scoop (to deliver the right amount of soil)
  • Simple to follow instructions
  • Pre-paid return mailing envelope

*Mackey's does not charge a delivery fee to mail this kit to you.

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Why Do a Soil Test?

  • Prepare your soil for a successful growing season
  • Identify deficiencies early
  • Solutions for your unique yard

What Does the Soil Test Do?

  • Measures pounds per acre per day (Lbs/Ac/Day) nutrient release from your soil
  • Recommends products and rates that regenerates your soil to match these demands

What does MySoil Soil Test Kit test for?

  • PH
  • Nitrogen (N) (Nitrate & Ammonium)
  • Phosphorus (P)
  • Potassium (K)
  • Magnesium (Mg)
  • Calcium (Ca)
  • Sulfur (S)
  • Copper (Cu)
  • Boron (B)
  • Zinc (Zn)
  • Manganese (Mn)
  • Iron (Fe)
  • Sodium (Na)

What sort of recommendations does it make?

  • Lime
  • Sulfur
  • Fertilizer
  • Other nutrients

How large of an area is the test valid for?

  • It is important to collect a representative soil sample. If multiple sample areas are being tested, we recommend separate tests for each area.​
  • Problem areas should be tested separately from otherwise healthy areas

Ideal for:

  • Lawn & Turf
  • Ornamental Landscapes
  • Organic Gardening
  • Compost & Bulk Mixes
  • Soilless Media
  • Trees & Shrubs
  • Food Plots

When to sample?

     Established Lawns

  • Early Spring
  • Summer - prior to the highest level of heat & stress
  • *Late Fall (cool-season grasses) or prior to overseeding (warm-season grasses)

     * If only sampling & fertilizing one time a year this is the most critical time

     New/Overseeded Lawns

  • 2-3 weeks prior to planting/seeding
  • 4-6 weeks after planting
  • Mid-season
  • Fall (cool-season grasses) or prior to overseeding (warm-season grasses)

     Annual Gardens

  • Pre-plant
  • Mid-season sampling

    Established Trees, Shrubs & Vines

  • Early Spring
  • Late Spring/Early Summer
  • Fall

How do I take a soil sample?

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