Looking for Soil Testing Company Recommendations

hoosierquilt USDA 10A Sunset 23 Vista CA(10b Sunset 23)March 16, 2011

I'd like to have my soil tested and would like some recommendations for companies in California that other forum members have used. I'm hoping to find a company that does a good job, but doesn't charge an arm or a leg. Not looking to get a Google search link (I can do that myself), but actually looking for a company someone has used and felt their service and prices were good. I tried contacting my local MG's to see if they could give me a recommendation, but there stated they didn't have any recommendations (this is rather shocking in my mind, as I'm a MG from Indiana, and we always had recommendations for soil testing companies). So, anyone use a good California soil testing company they can recommend?

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jordanz(8A (Mojave Desert))

I would also be interesting in getting my grass soil tested...listening.

    Bookmark   March 16, 2011 at 4:30PM
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calistoga_al ca 15 usda 9

I have used Perry Laboratory 424 Airport Blvd. Watsonville Ca. 831 722 7306 twice. Once for our property here in the Napa Valley and again for our Klamath Falls Oregon property. We were pleased with the service, advice and the cost. Al

    Bookmark   March 17, 2011 at 8:19AM
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hoosierquilt USDA 10A Sunset 23 Vista CA(10b Sunset 23)

Thanks Al. I'll check them out, appreciate the info!

Patty S.

    Bookmark   March 17, 2011 at 11:10AM
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jordanz(8A (Mojave Desert))

Perry Laboratory looks kind of pricey. I thought I'd read on here that people get soil testing done for under $20 bucks? Is that not possible?

    Bookmark   March 17, 2011 at 3:53PM
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calistoga_al ca 15 usda 9

My reports were from over ten years ago. They included four pages, one page the list of tests made and the results. The other pages indicated the considered normal for each test, and the possible consequence of being too far from normal. At that time my cost was less than $35. I would not expect a basic test, as mine was, for less than this, and the most comprehensive tests, costing more than $300. These would only be requested for a commercial application. Al

    Bookmark   March 18, 2011 at 8:17AM
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clydeaustin

I have also been looking for a geotechnical engineer for soil analysis for a construction purpose. Found one online ( https://www.dstgroup.com/projects/slope-stabilization-using-environmentally-friendly-soil-nail-and-root-technology-snart/ ). I would like to know if anyone of you have used them. If yes, please let me know at which stage should I have to call them. And hooslerqullt, I hope this would be useful for you also.

    Bookmark   last Thursday at 3:38AM
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lgteacher(SCal)

This link will take to to services listed on the Orange County Master Gardener website.soil testing

    Bookmark   last Saturday at 8:16PM
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