Garden & Lawn Soil Testing

Soil sampling and testing is one of the most important steps that you can do to have a healthy and successful garden or lawn.  To learn how to properly sample to get the best results from your soil test, read Garden Soil Sampling.  Garden soil testing is $15 and includes a report tailored with recommendations for your garden or lawn.  In most cases it is recommended that you test your soil once every three years.  Sample bags can be picked up from the county office.  For information on submitting samples, see the Instructions for Submitting Soil Samples.  Download the Lawn & Garden Soil Submission Form or pick one up at the county office.

Samples can be submitted to the county office or directly to the lab at:

Soil & Forage Analysis Laboratory [map]
2611 Yellowstone Drive
Marshfield, WI 54449

phone: 715-387-2523
fax: 715-387-1723

Hours: 7:45 am – 4:30 pm Monday through Friday except Legal Holidays

Check out these documents for more information or help understanding soil sampling and soil test results.

If you have any questions regarding Horticulture in Marquette County, please contact:

Marquette County UW-Extension Office
Lyssa Seefeldt, Agriculture Agent
480 Underwood Avenue, P.O. Box 338
Montello, WI 53949-0338
Phone: 608-297-3136
Fax: 608-297-9161