Free Soil Test at Squire’s - Squires Garden Centres

Free Soil Test at Squire’s

Mary Benzing (Assistant Plant Manager at Squire’s Badshot Lea) demonstrates Squire’s free soil testing service


Have you ever wanted to know what type of soil you have in your garden, and what plants will do well in it? If so pop into Squire’s Garden Centres as they have recently launched a completely free soil testing service.

Simply bring a small handful of your garden soil in a container to Squire’s, and their gardening experts will test the pH level and let you know what type of soil you have. Not only that but they will also give you friendly, down-to-earth advice about which plants will do well in your garden.

For example if you have alkaline soil then plants such as Lilacs, poppies and Peonies should thrive, but if you have acidic soil then you might want to try planting Camellias, Rhododendron or Azaleas.

Sarah Squire, Squire’s Chairman said, “We really want our customers to get the most out of their gardens and enjoy great results. One of the best ways to do this is to plant varieties that thrive in the soil you have. Therefore, we have launched our free soil testing service to make it easy to establish your soil type and plant accordingly. This also gives our customers the opportunity to talk to our plant experts and discuss how to improve their soil, and determine the best plants for their garden.”

There’s no need to book, simply come to Squire’s and ask a member of staff for your free soil test.