pH Soil Testing

Wednesday, March 1 at 11:00am to 2:00pm more dates through April 8, 2017

The URI Master Gardener Soil Testing Program is a free volunteer service of the URI Master Gardener Program. These tests help determine your soil pH levels and texture only. The Soil Specialists also provide basic information and recommendations for gradual correction of your soil problems. This service is provided for free and is available at various locations around the state during growing season.

How to Take a pH Soil Sample:

You will want to collect the samples of soil at the plant or lawn root zone (around 6″ deep). You should be gathering about a 1/2 cup amount from several sites within the same area to be tested. Mix them together, allow the soil to dry. Next place 1 cup of the mix in a paper bag or clean container and label it. Collect separate samples from different areas on your property such as vegetable gardens, lawns and flower gardens. Bring all the samples to the soil testing location.

We reserve the right to cancel within one week of event if staffing by URI Master Gardeners is not available.

Every Monday-Thursday 9:30 am-2 pm, April 1 - October 31, 2017, Gardening and Environmental Hotline, URI Mallon Outreach Center, 3 East Alumni Ave, Kingston

Every Sunday 9:30 am-12 pm, April 1 - October 31, 2017, Prescott Farm, 2009 W. Main, Middletown

Every Saturday 10 am-12 pm, May-June, URI East Farm Vegetable Demonstration Garden, Route 108, Kingston

  • 3/25/17, 10 am-1pm, Wheeler Library, 101 Main St. N. Stonington, CT
  • 4/1/17, 11 am-2 pm, Audubon Society of RI, 1401 Hope St., Bristol, RI
  • 4/8/17, 10 am-2 pm, Smithfield Home Depot, 371 Putnam Tpke, RI


Event Type

Special Event


College of the Environment and Life Sciences





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URI Cooperative Extension

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(401) 874-2900

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