New Jersey Soil Health Assessment Guide

NJ Soil Health Assessment Guide is offered as a tool for homeowners and gardeners to assist in assessing the health of their soil. Managed carefully, healthy soils support local communities through encouraging plant and animal production and sustaining water resources for future generations. Basically a healthy soil surface would consist of about half mineral and organic matter, and half pore spaces filled with water and air.

Completing this self assessed guide will enable you to provide background information about the condition of your soil. It will serve to assist you in determining what you can do to sustain these important soil functions, and how you can assist in helping sustain all life above and below the surface.