Why test soil in the fall?
Soil testing is an important step for growing great lawns and ornamental plants. You can do a soil test anytime of year, but fall is a great time. First, the laboratory is a little slower than in the spring when they are inundated with soil samples to test. Second, the soil tends to have more moisture which means you can draw a better sample. Third, any amendments that are needed, especially lime, can be applied. We run our tests through the UMASS soil test laboratory.