William Gower & Son offers soil testing at our Williamsport, MD location. Please bring in a "sandwich bag" amount of dirt you would like to be tested and we will send it out to our lab and e-mail you with the result in about 7 to 10 days. Soil samples cost $19.95 per sample and include recommendations for fertilizer and lime based on your result.
For best results, we recommend using a spade to take a sample of the top 3 to 4 inches of dirt (less and grass or vegetation) and add that dirt to a bucket. Repeat the process 8 to 12 times spaced out over the entire area you wish to sample. When you fill your "sandwich bag" take the dirt from the bucket to ensure you have an accurate sample of the entire area.