Itching to know what type of soil you have??? forget soil tests, look no further than the weeds that grow in your gardens.
I just ran across this mega-interesting article explains what the weeds in your garden are telling you. It lists the most common weeds and what type of soil they grow best in. The thing that impresses me the most is how intelligent nature is. Most soil conditions grow weeds that improve those conditions.
Want to improve your soil the easy way? Let your weeds grow. There are a few concerns with certain weeds however. Some of them can take over quickly. Bindweed, creeping buttercup, thistle, basically anything that spreads by underground runner can turn into a nightmare, real quick. Its best to pull these as soon as you spot them, and keep on them!