Soil pH Test

Acidic Soil is Bad for Grass Growth

PH is a measure of how acidic or alkaline a substance is, and soil acidity or alkalinity (soil pH) is important because it influences how easily plants and grasses take up nutrients from the soil. Many environmental factors, including amount of rainfall, vegetation type, and temperature, can affect your soil pH.

Test Your pH

Test Your pH

Henderson Fertilizing will conduct a soil pH test of your property. Your soil pH should be in the 6.8 – 7.0 range in South Eastern PA. Keeping your soil pH in this range allows your grass to most efficiently use the nutrients we are providing it. Anything below that range is considered acidic.

To raise the soil pH, lime applications are necessary.  The amount of lime applications are dependent upon the acidity of the soil.  Typically, we don’t see soil pH readings above 7.0 in our area.  Most soil pH levels are below 6.8 since our rain water is naturally acidic.

Get Your Soil Tested in 3 Simple Steps

Step 1: Estimate

Step 1: Estimate

Use the form on this page or call (484) 472-7010 to request a free estimate.

Step 2: Inspection

Step 2: Inspection

Our trained technicians will inspect your soil, testing for its pH levels.

Step 3: Schedule Your Service!

Step 3: Schedule Your Service!

If not within the desired range, you can schedule lime applications at your convenience to boost your soil’s pH.

Our Service Area

Henderson Fertilizing services Delaware County, Chester County, and Montgomery County

Lime Applications

Lime Applications

If your soil pH is too low, we'll raise it using lime applications. Learn more about the process.

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