Soil Analysis

What is a soil analysis?

Soil Analysis - ProHort Ltd

A soil analysis determines the nutrient content, composition, and other characteristics such as the acidity and pH level of the soil. This generally goes hand in hand with a planting scheme as it is important to be aware of the composition of the soil if you are planning to develop on a site. If a site has been used previously for industrial purposes, the soil may contain contaminants and, therefore, a full soil analysis would be required to determine the level of contaminant and other chemicals present in the soil.

There is a range of different types of soil analysis that can be completed, ranging from a basic pH and nutrient level test to a heavy metal composition analysis which identifies a much wider spectrum of nutrients, as well as nutrient deficiencies and potential toxins within the area of soil tested.


What is the process?

Upon your initial contact, we will be able to discuss the requirements of the soil analysis to ascertain the required type of test.

One of our expert consultants will then visit the site and take a sample of the soil – this usually consists of a number of samples being taken from different locations on the site to ensure a good representation of the site as a whole is taken. By visiting the site, our consultants can also identify any alternative factors that may affect the soil contents and any plants on the site providing you with recommendations on how to mitigate these effects. Alternatively, if you are looking to keep the costs involved to a minimum, we can send the soil sample pack directly to you to take a sample and send back to us.

Upon completion of the sample, the analysis of the soil will then be carried out and you will be provided with a digital PDF report including the breakdown of the soil contents, corresponding analysis and any recommendations if applicable. The depth of details within this report depends upon the type of soil analysis requested. If you have purchased the analysis alongside a planting plan, we can also use these results to ensure that any plants recommended within the planting plan have a high chance of thriving in the conditions that are present.


Please see below for a breakdown of what you will receive upon completion of the soil analysis. Please click here, to see a full list of the services we offer.

A digital (in the form of a PDF) pack including:
  • An in depth explanation of the soil analysis findings;
  • A detailed chemical analysis eg. pH level, potassium level, nitrates level etc;
  • Any recommendations we may have following your report;
  • A clear indication of your soil health.

If you would like to arrange a site visit or a chat, please get in touch.

Get in touch


At ProHort we are aware of the importance of getting the best value for your money. Therefore, we offer our very best price, first time, for all of our services.

Prices for our soil analysis can vary depending upon a range of factors, including the complexity of the analysis needed and size of the area that needs to be surveyed.

Please enquire now or call on 01782 479479 for more information.

Discounted rates are available if a Soil Analysis is bought in conjunction with other plans. Please get in touch for more information.

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