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I am thinking about buying a PH meter to check soil for fertilizer needs for lawn.

Trying to figure out what the best setup is. I know you can buy some really cheap kits and disposible kits too.

Looking for something that will give me years of service and of course something that is accurate. But dont want to overspend if I dont need to?

Anyone with any experience?

Do you farm guys check PH ?
 

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How often do you think you might want to check it? The local farm co-op near me will check it for free (they used to anyway) because they hope to sell you whatever you need to get to the range you are interested in. If it's something you're going to do once every year or two, maybe that would be an option? I don't know what they check it with, I'll ask next time I'm in the area.

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I am guessing every year for a while. My problem is the land has changed its look a lot. I did MAJOR excavating 2 years ago and graded a 12' cliff down to a nice slope along the creek. I dug a basement for the house and changed the grade there. In the end I needed dirt along the driveway as it was above grade 6" so instead of tearing up more of the acreage to steal dirt I had about 7 loads trucked in. There is top soil on the bottom and bottom soil on the top !!!

I suspect that the PH is all over the place on different parts. I would like to know what I have so I can treat it accordingly. Not to mention I pushed over 100 trees with a dozer and burned them so there was lots of ash mixed in. Guessing that is going to throw the PH way off.

Just seems like with the cost of fertilizer when you have over 2 acres of turf alone to treat you would want to make sure you are using the right stuff and getting your moneys worth :)
 
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