Where Can I Get a Penn State Soil Test Kit?

Having a soil test done is a wise idea for anyone planting anything or simply maintaining the plant life currently existing on the property.

When planning a new planting, you can find out if the trees or plants that you are considering will thrive in your particular soil conditions. If you are maintaining what you have, a soil test can take the guesswork out of deciding which fertilizer or soil amendments you need to keep your plants healthy.

Lehigh County

  • Lehigh County Extension Office, Lehigh County Agricultural Center, 4184 Dorney Park Road, Room 104, Allentown, PA 18104. If you want a Soil Test Kit mailed directly to you, send a check made payable to Lehigh County Extension Program Account. The total would be $10 ($9 for kit; $1 for postage). If you have questions, call 610-391-9840.
  • Albright's Hardware and Garden Center, 2119 Walbert Avenue, Allentown, PA 18104 610-433-3831
  • Edge of the Woods Nursery, 2415 Route 100, Orefield, PA 18069 610-442-2495
  • Gary's Tree and Shrubbery Service, 4583 Shimerville Road, Emmaus, PA 18049 610- 967-2760
  • The Mill in Germansville, 7130 Bake Oven Road, P.O. Box 85, Germansville, PA 18053 610-767-9650
  • Herbein's Garden Center, 4301 Chestnut Street, Route 29, Emmaus, PA 18049 610-965-9585
  • Madle's Hardware, 3570 Lanark Road, Coopersburg, PA 18036 610-797-0434
  • Wentz Hardware, Inc., 225 Main Street, Emmaus, PA 18049 610-965-6078

Northampton County

  • Northampton County Extension Office, 14 Gracedale Ave, Gracedale Complex, Greystone Building, Nazareth, PA 18064. If you want a Soil Test Kit mailed directly to you, send a check made payable to Northampton Cty. PSCE Program Account. The total would be $10 ($9 for kit; $1 for postage). If you have questions, call 610-746-1970.
  • Buzas Greenhouse – 3927 Newburg Road, Easton, PA 18045 610-252-5289
  • Neighbors Home and Garden Center, 38 South Main Street, Hellertown, PA 18055 610-838-7000
  • Northampton County Seed Company, 646 Georgetown Road, Nazareth, PA 18064 610-837-6311
  • Northampton Farm Bureau, 300 Bushkill Drive, Tatamy, PA 18085 610-258-2871
  • Pharo Garden Center, 4505 Easton Avenue, Bethlehem, PA 18017 610-866-0246

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Standard soil test kits cost $9