What is a soil sample and how do you get one? Sometimes despite your best efforts, you lawn may simply be missing some of it’s key nutrients needed to grow strong, green and healthy. Much like you body if you aren’t healthy you can’t perform like you want to. Some key points to remember are take a sample in more than one spot of the lawn and mix the dirt together. This will give you a more actuate look of the entire lawn. Also there is no need in digging super deep. You are mainly concerned about the fist 3-4 inches where the root system is. Don’t forget to make sure your equipment is clean as well when you take a sample. Finally, box up the dirt and put it in the per addressed box then mail to LSU. Watch the video to see an example of how to perform this test.