This meter shows pH, soil moisture, temperature and light intensity
Do you know the pH of your soil? Is it acidic or alkaline?
Some plants grow better in slightly acidic soil, some better in more alkaline soil.
Check soil humidity, pH, temperature or light intensity of your plants
With this 4 in 1 soil tester you can check in your garden, vegetable garden, lawn and potted plants whether the soil is suitable for a particular plant. Use the device to measure growing conditions for all kinds of plants indoors and outdoors. You can also check the humidity in the soil, the temperature and intensity of sunlight using this ground meter.
Measuring pH is important for the well being of all plants and your lawn
This 4 in 1 pH soil tester can be especially useful in lawn care in determining the soil conditions in different areas of your garden and finding the correct lawn seed and fertilizer. Bad spots in the lawn can be caused by poor drainage (wet soil, test the moisture), too much or too little acidity (test the pH), or the wrong light level (test light and use appropriate seed mix (sun/shade).
Use this 4 in 1 tester by directly pushing the probe into the soil
With its oversized backlight LCD screen results are easy to read
The meter has a probe with the length of 200 mm and oversized LCD screen with backlight function, so all the results are easy to read. The unit also has low battery indication and auto power off function. Start with installing a 9V block battery.
You can check the intensity of sunlight in one click
For sunlight measurement press the « On » button to start the unit and point the light sensor towards the light source and the light intensity will show.
Push the probe right into the soil for pH measurements
For pH measurements you need to water your plant first if the soil is too dry. Switch the « pH/Temp. » switch on the back of the unit to « pH » position and push the « On » button. Push the probe down vertically in the soil, avoid any obstructions (like roots), and the pH value of the tested soil will be displayed. Take several readings to confirm your findings.
You can test soil moisture the same way as pH measurement
For moisture measurement switch the « pH/Temp. » switch on the back of the unit to « temp. » position and push the « On » button. Push the probe down vertically in the soil, avoid any obstructions (like roots), and the moisture of the tested soil will show.
Temperature measurements of your soil can be very handy
For temperature measurements of the soil follow the same instructions as for measuring moisture. Press the « C/F » button to choose a reading in Celsius or Fahrenheit.
A manual is included with the interpretation of all readings.
General users tips
- The unit will be switched off automatically if it hasn’t been used for 5 minutes.
- It can only be used in soil, so please don’t use it in water or other solutions.
- Don’t forget to take off the protection cap of the probe before you start testing.
- Don’t leave the probe in the soil longer than necessary to avoid damage.
- Push the probe vertically in the soil and don’t use too much force if you feel any obstructions to avoid damage.
- Wipe the probe clean and dry with a soft cloth before taking another test and after finishing the tests.
- Remove gently any oxidation of the probe before and after testing
- Don’t forget to put back the protection cap of the probe after testing to prevent oxidation.
- Remove the battery when you don’t use the tester for an extended period of time.
- Avoid dust and too much water (the meter is water resistant, but not waterproof).
Click here to download the english productsheet.
FAQ – pH and temperature measurements with the 4 in 1 soil tester
If I push the “On” button nothing happens
Change the battery
The “low battery” icon shows
Change the battery
The pH reading and/or temperature reading doesn’t show
The readings are out of range. The pH range of the meter is from 3,5 to 9,0 and the temperature range is from -9 C to +50 C. Verify if the “pH/Temp.” switch on the back of the unit is in the right position.
The results of various measurements are very different or seem to be unreliable
Did you take off the protection cap of the probe?
Did you take enough readings to confirm your findings?
Did you clean the probe properly and did you remove the oxidation?
Did you water the soil before testing if the soil is (too) dry?
Did you measure in plain soil without any obstacles (roots etc..)?
Did you keep enough distance from the side and the bottom of the pot?
Did you measure in the same type of soil doing several measurements?
Is there fertilizer near the probe or is there a fertilizer stick in the pot?
Did you damage the probe by using too much force?