Brady Test Your Soil

Start Strong and Test Your Soil

When you plan on investing considerable time and money into a project, preparation is key. When we start thinking about gardening projects, one of your first considerations should be soil testing and preparation. Correct soil texture, fertility, and pH can mean the difference between success and failure. Soil testing is a very simple option to give you the information to correct the most unfavorable soil conditions.

How to Test Your Soil

Soil testing can be very basic and simple when using a do-it-yourself kit. Most DIY kits will give readings of Nitrogen, Phosphorus, Potash, and Soil PH. Brady Nursery prefers using test kits such as the Rapitest Soil Test Kit or Mosser Lee Soil Test Kit. The soil PH is considered one of the most critical results of a soil test. If soil PH is incorrect, nutrients are often locked in the soil in such a way that plants cannot access them. DIY kits are accurate enough to give gardeners a baseline to work with. Once you have that baseline, you have the information to make any adjustments needed. If you’re unsure of how to make those changes, Brady Nursery can help! Drop into the store and we will show you the correct amendments to correct any problems.

You can also receive very detailed results by sending your soil to a testing facility. If you would like to send a soil sample to a testing facility, Brady Nursery suggests the KSU Extension Service. It is located at 21st and Ridge Road in Wichita, KS. When taking your soil sample to the facility, you’ll get the above information in more accurate figures. You will also get data on your soil composition. With their report, you may also receive recommendations on what products and amounts are needed to correct any insufficiency or problem.

Brady Nursery Knows Soil

Brady Nursery knows Wichita soil better than anyone else and has the years of experience to back it up. Joe and Catherine Brady opened Brady Nursery in 1952, making Brady Nursery one of Wichita’s oldest nursery and landscaping businesses. Being a family-operated business allows Brady Nursery to offer our customers unique benefits and perspectives. Brady Nursery’s quality and expertise can’t be found at chain stores or big retail outlets with so-called “Garden Centers” within them. We are proud to provide customers with superior quality, service, advice, and value. Stop by the store today and let us help your gardening dreams come true!