Digital Soil Meters

Digital Soil Meters Buyer's Guide

Also called digital soil tester, digital soil pen

The condition of your soil plays an important role in the future health of your trees and plants. A digital soil meter gives you a quick, simple way to assess qualities that can affect successful growth and productivity. These compact, handheld devices take guesswork out of the equation and tell you exactly what you need to know.

The basic models measure the moisture level or pH balance (acidity/alkalinity) of your soil and provide instant results on an easy-to-read LCD screen. The plus models provide the same measurement capabilities and offer more advanced features, including databases of hundreds of varieties and their soil requirements, so you can see which trees and plants are well suited for your yard or garden.