Take One Composite Sample From Your Yard Or More If You Have Problem Areas
- You need approximately one pint of soil for routine analysis.
- Take a sample from 4 to 5 different spots around a section of lawn.
- Use a spade or soil probe to take samples.
- Remove soil to a depth of 3 to 4 inches below the surface.
- Put the soil into a clean plastic bucket and repeat in another spot.