Lab ID Number: H623c
Sample ID: 111
Report Date: 10/8/2018
pH 6 to 7.2 is the preferred pH range for growth of most plants.
Electrical Conductivity or Salts: 0.1 mmhos/cm
E.C. is Low. When E.C. less than 2.0, salinity is not a problem for plant growth.
Low: Lime is less than 1% in the soil. Plants can still grow well at this lime level.
Texture Estimate: Sandy Loam
This soil will drain at a medium to high rate which may cause it to dry out rapidly. Watering times may have to be increased to compensate for the rapid drainage.
Sodium Absorption Ratio: This value not requested.
Organic Material: 0.8 %
Organic Matter is Low. Gradually increase the OM content to about 5% over a period of years. For 2-3 years in the spring or fall, apply 2-3 inches depth of plant-based compost, or 1 inch depth of animal-based compost, and incorporate into the top 6-8 inches of the soil in flower beds. When planting trees and shrubs mix the backfill soil with low salt OM such as peat moss at a rate of 15-20%. For established trees and shrubs add OM to the soil surface at a depth of 0.5 inch.
Nitrate: 15.0 ppm
N is low: Apply 0.3 lb N/100 sq ft to the soil. For each 0.1 lb of N needed, apply about 1/4 lb urea, or 1/2 lb ammonium sulfate, or 3/4 lb bloodmeal, or 1 lb corn gluten meal, or 5 lb alfalfa meal pellets per 100 sq.ft. Other fertilizers can be used as well. Check with your local garden center or home improvement store to determine what fertilizers are available in your area. When calculating fertilizer rates take the amount of N needed and divide by the % N in the fertilizer. For example, if your fertilizer contains 30% N, take 0.30 lbs (N needed) divided by 0.30 (N in the fertilizer) to get 1 lb of the 30% N fertilizer that is needed to apply per 100 sq.ft. For rates per 1000 sq. ft multiply the quantities by 10.
Phosphorus: 11.6 ppm
Phosphorus is Low; Add 0.3 lbs. P2O5/100 sq.ft. or 3 lbs. P2O5/1000 sq.ft. Bone meal can be added at 3.5 lbs/100 sq.ft. or triplesuperphosphate can be added at .7 lb/100 sq.ft. Multiply rates by 10 to convert to lbs/1000 sq.ft.
Potassium: 74.8 ppm
Potassium is Very Low; Add 0.3 lbs K2O per 100 sq.ft. or 3 lbs of K2O/1000 sq.ft. Potassium can be added as potassium chloride at 0.6 lbs/100 sq.ft. as composted manure @ 0.1 – 0.3 cubic yards/100 sq.ft. Multiply rates by 10 to convert to lbs/1000 sq.ft.
Zinc: 0.4 ppm
Zinc is Low; Add 4 oz. of Zn per 1000 sq.ft. or 10 lbs Zn/acre.
Iron: 7.8 ppm
Iron is Low; Add 2 oz. of Iron (Fe) per 1000 sq.ft. as iron chelate.
Manganese: 0.6 ppm
Manganese is Adequate; No additional Mn is needed.
Copper: 0.4 ppm
Copper is Adequate; No additional Cu is needed.
Boron: 0.67 ppm
Boron is High. No additional boron is needed.
Gypsum: Gypsum is NOT Needed.