4-Way Soil Analyzer Meter

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# FW3000
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Weight: 0.20 lbs

Accurate pH, moisture, fertilizer and light conditions every time!

Shows pH levels from 0 - 9. Provides the percentage of moisture in your soil. Lets you know when fertilizer levels are too high or too low. Identifies light levels to help you find the perfect spot for shade, part shade, and sun plantings. Easily switches functions. Simply insert into soil and flip the lever to the reading you want to take.

How the meter works: The pH meter works by using different metals in the probes. When they are inserted in damp soil, the different metals react with each other to create an electrical current. The meter measure the electric current, and that's how it reads the soil pH. Like many metals exposed to dampness, over time, the metal on the right probe has a tendency to oxidize, which puts a coating on the probe, and prevents it from correctly working. That's why a cleaning pad is included. It is specifically designed to clean this probe.

Tip: Make sure you clean the probe, moisten the soil and wet the probes before using.

Specs

Measures pH, moisture, fertilizer and light. Black plastic housing. Probes are 3 and 3/8" long. Single gauge for all four readings. Gauge reads as follows: for fertilizer; "too little", "ideal", "too much". For light measurement; 1000 to 100,000 foot-candle hours, for moisture; 1 through 4, with 1 being the driest, and for pH; 9 through 0. Comes with a complete guide with reading recommendations for most plants. Designed for soil testing only, not liquids.

How To Use Your Meter to Measure pH Plant pH Preference:

  1. Remove the top 2 inches of the surface soil. Break up and crumble the soil underneath to a total depth of 5 inches. Remove any stones or organic debris such as leaves and twigs because they can affect the final result.
  2. Thoroughly wet the soil with water (ideally rain or distilled water) to a mud consistency.
  3. Move the switch to the last (bottom) position.
  4. Wet probes. Polish probe on the FAR RIGHT ONLY, with the enclosed special cleaning pad.
  5. Insert probes into soil up to plastic base.
  6. Wait one minute and take reading.
  7. Wipe the probes clean and dry.

Additional cleaning pads are available, please contact us for more info.

Product Features

Includes a complete guide for ideal plant conditions for each meter reading.

Warranty

Product has a one year manufacturer warranty.

Links

Instructions

Review Summary (Based on 12 Reviews)

1 Star

Didn't work at all wrote

I bought this item in 2014 because I thought it would be great for my garden. Living in California, we have had 4 years of drought and I haven't had a chance to use it. Did NOT try it as soon as I got it because we weren't doing any gardening to save water. My landscape contractor tried to make it work yesterday for the first time and we couldn't get it to work at all. He phoned for help and there was nothing they told him that worked. Now it is out of warranty (my fault for not checking it sooner). I was told to watch the video, but that was of no help also. Now that I have read the other reviews of those who couldn't get it to work, I know I am not alone. Will not invest another $45 to try again.

2 Stars

Second Review after use wrote

I gave this product an excellent review in July. Now it's September and I'm trying to get the pH meter working. After following directions, the meter does not respond very quickly and likes to read a neutral 7.0. I just can't get it to give an accurate pH reading now. It worked the first time, but now when I really need it, it is of no help. A lot of money for a limited use. I had better luck with the chemicals and strips to get an accurate measurement.The light meter still works along with the moisture and furtility measurements. There seems to be no one to contact for a warranty repair. I purchased mine in March, 2011.

A.M. Leonard responds: We have updated the description to include maintenance tips to keep the probes clean; that should solve the problem.

1 Star

Disappointed with performance wrote

I followed the instructions and the first time it worked but subsequently did not. Not even the moisture meter! My finger in the soil was more effective.

A.M. Leonard responds: Expect that this customer unfortunately received a defective product; will send out replacement shortly.

5 Stars

4 Way Soil Analyzer wrote

I have been using this soil analyzer for several months and I find that there is no better available. I love the fact that it contains no batteries because it uses solar power. It allows you to check the moisture and light levels which are not features you will find on most analyzers. I highly recommed this to everyone if you want to find out what conditions are in store for your plants. It can help you to keep your plants healthy with a little more knowledge about the planting conditions.

5 Stars

great addition for the gardener wrote

I LOVE this 4-way soil analyzer. I use it to check moisture, fertilizer and PH. Haven't found a need to use it yet to check sun. Ive had it for a few months and its a real handy all-in-one tool. Better one little tool than 3 or 4 different tools. Thanks for making this space saver, money saver, trouble saver available for a reasonable price. Just one soil test can cost $10 so do the math.

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