How It Works

Soil Test Like A Pro In 3 Steps

Using Soil Savvy™ is quick and easy-to-use! Simply place a portion of the soil into the provided Soil Savvy™ container and mail it in the provided pre-paid postage envelope.

Once your Soil Savvy™ is analyzed by the UNIBEST laboratory, your results will be emailed to you and are available on our website.

Professional Grade, Easy to Use Test Kit.


The same soil testing technology used by leading agricultural producers, turf managers and landscapers is now available to you the home gardener! Soil Savvy is the culmination of years of research. Starting in academia and moving into the professional agriculture market, Soil Savvy is unlike any other soil tests available on the market. Utilizing specialized ion-exchange resins as an artificial plant root, Soil Savvy is capable of monitoring bio-available nutrients within your soil. Unlike standard soil tests from your county extension office or other laboratories, Soil Savvy doesn't change the natural chemistries of your soil.





 

How To Take A Soil Sample

A quality soil sample will ensure maximum test accuracy. Combining soil from multiple locations provides the best results. Watch our video on how to take a sample and follow these simple steps

 

To generate a composite sample:

  1. Collect 3-6 soil samples from multiple locations in your desired test area. (Sample depth can vary based on plant type, with the effective rooting zone as your target depth.) Samples should be free of any plant material and other debris.

  2. Combine these samples in a large plastic bag and mix thoroughly.

  3. Once soil is thoroughly mixed, follow the kit instructions for sample preparation and shipment.

What's In The Kit

Each Soil Savvy™ kit includes everything you need to submit a soil sample and access your test results and custom recommendations.

How does acupuncture work?


Acupuncture points are found on neurovascular pathways, so they are rich in sensory nerve fibres, blood vessels and mast cells. Acupuncture works by stimulating the peripheral nervous system and other systems in our body like the vascular and immune system. By stimulating the body immune system Acupuncture capitalizes on the body superior ability to heal it self. By stimulating the vascular system Acupuncture stimulates blood flow in the area. This is significant as blood has everything in it, that it needs to heal. By stimulating certain acupuncture points we are assisting in regulating the bodies internal environment to maintain internal balance.




Does acupuncture hurt?


Acupuncture rarely hurts. You usually don't feel the needle being inserted as they are quite fine. Most people experience a dull ache around the base of the inserted needle on manipulation. Acupuncture points on the hands and feet can sometimes be a little sharp, but the sensation is usually brief.




Is acupuncture safe?


Acupuncture is very safe. The risks of acupuncture are low if you have a trained and certified acupuncture practitioner like Brigitte Lalor. Brigitte is a member of both Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and Australia Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Association (AACMA). She has seven years of general clinical practice. Possible minor side effects after Acupuncture treatment may include: slight soreness, minor bleeding or bruising at the needle site. As we are a licensed acupuncturists we use sterile equipment, and single use disposable needles. Not everyone is a good candidate for acupuncture or for particular types of acupuncture. Conditions that may increase your risks of complications include: Bleeding disorders. Your chances of bleeding or bruising from the needles increase if you have a bleeding disorder or if you're taking blood thinners, such as warfarin (Coumadin), so let your acupuncturist know. Having a pacemaker. Acupuncture that involves applying mild electrical pulses to the needles can interfere with a pacemaker's operation. Being pregnant. Some acupuncture points can stimulate labor. These points are avoid during pregnancy and may be needled at full term to encourage delivery. Aside from this acupuncture is very safe and can be very helpful during pregnancy. If you are left concerned in any way, please feel free to call.




Do you reuse the needles?


No we use single use, disposable needles. We are licensed acupuncturists and are required to use sterile, disposable needles.





Tested Nutrients

Your custom report shows you the plant available amounts of 14 essential nutrients in your soil. 

 

Ever wonder how each nutrient affects your plants health?

Click each of the nutrients to read more about them.

Soil pH

 Your custom report shows the pH of your soil. Soil pH influences nutrient availability to plants. 

Want to know how pH affects nutrient availability within the soil? Click below to see a nutrient availability chart.

 

Fertilizer Recommendations

Its done for you!

Each report highlights both a custom synthetic and organic recommendation for your soil sample. 

 

 

Each Soil Savvy™ report contains a custom product and application rate recommendation. 

“N-P-K” Represents the percentage per weight of Nitrogen (N), Phosphorus in the form of Phosphate (P-P2O5), and Potassium in the form of Potash (K-K2O) in a fertilizer blend. For example: a 10 pound bag marked 10-5-10 would contain 1 pound (10% of 10 pounds) Nitrogen, 0.5 pounds (5% of 10 pounds) Phosphate, and 1 pound (10% of 10 pounds) Potash.

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