Liz from Fruit Cove, Fl writes
Trying to determine if soil needs lime.
Yes, the Luster Leaf Rapitest Mini pH Tester 1815 can be used to test the soil in your lawn. You will remove 2" of the surface soil and break it up and crumble the soul underneath to a depth of 5". Remove any stones or organic debris. Thoroughly wet the soul with water (rain water is best) to mud consistency. You will use the cleaning pad that is supplied on the tester. Push the meter into the wet soil vertically 4"-5" in depth. Twist the probe between your fingers several times to ensure the wet soul is well distributed over the surface of the probe. The soil will either be in the green or red/orange zones. This will tell you the pH level of you soil.
Answer last updated on: 03/03/2015