Soil is one of the most overlooked important factors effecting success in the garden.  In Monterey County we have some of the greatest soil diversity in the world.

Just miles apart soils in Carmel, King City or Prunedale can be COMPLETELY different.  Thanks to five years of rigorous study of Soil Science at Cal Poly, Nursery Owner and Soil Scientist, Steve McShane offers a free soil analysis as a service to customers.  All samples should be fresh and to a depth of 15 inches from several places in the garden.  You will want to mix the samples bring them to the nursery in a zip lock bag.  A brief description of your analysis options are as follows:

Simply bring in a zip lock bag of your soil you’d like evaluated with your name, address and phone number and Steve will do a quick evaluation using field testing methods. He will be able to provide you with pH, Texture and Structure.  More importantly, he can offer other observations and make recommendations as to how you can increase performance.

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