UGA Extension Office

Soil and Water Testing

soil bag
water sample

Soil Testing

Have you gotten a soil test recently?

Soil samples can be tested to help clientele develop and maintain a more productive soil by providing information on nutrient availability and soil pH.  A basic soil test generally takes 7-10 business days and costs $8.00, payable with check or cash. We provide free soil sample bags available at our office for your convenience.

Fall is generally the most desirable time to sample because landscapes and gardens are usually dry and easily accessible. The results could make a big impact on your lawn, garden or  wildlife food plots.

For more information on testing services, visit the Agricultural & Environmental Services Laboratory website at htt://aesl.ces.uga. edu.  

Water Testing


The basic water test is $20.00 and will tell you the pH and hardness of your water, and the metal content for 17 key metals. Bring your first draw in a clean, clear lidded container. Expanded tests are available if you are putting in a water treatment system or need more information. Call (912)462-5724  for details.