Too late to soil test this year?
I am a first time home owner and really trying to learn and practice organic lawn care. But I am also a mom to a toddler and I work full time, so I'll admit I've been slow on the uptake of good organic practices. So far I've just abstained from using chemical fertilizers or weed suppressants, and I've switched to deep infrequent watering, and high mow with mulching mower.
I have heard on here that knowing your soil better is really important, but I'm wondering if it is too late to do that this year. Would it be better to wait until the spring to get a soil test done? or go ahead and do it now because not much will change?
So far all i know from digging around a bit is that the soil seems to be sandy, but when it gets really dry it is so rock hard I can barely drive a shovel into it while jumping on the shovel.
Can anyone shed some wisdom on an eager newbie?