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People used to taste their soil to determine its pH. If it had a sweet taste, it was alkaline. A sour taste meant it was acid. Now you can use a kit to test your soil at home (find out how) or you can send a sample to a lab for a more in-depth analysis. Check your local extension for labs in your area.
Whether you do a soil test through a lab or with a home-test kit, collecting the sample is similar. Here’s how to gather soil from your lawn or garden:
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