Soil amendments are used to improve the physical properties of soils. The best soil amendments increase water- and nutrient-holding capacity and improve aeration and water infiltration. It is any material added to a soil to improve its physical properties, such as water retention, permeability, water infiltration, drainage, aeration and structure. The goal is to provide a better environment to roots. There are two broad categories of soil amendments: organic and inorganic. Organic amendments come from something that is or was alive. Inorganic amendments are either mined or man-made.
Soil Analysis is used to determine the level of nutrients found in a soil sample. Soil Analysis report contains two parts, which is characterization & fertility status of the soil and fertility recommendations. This provides information about pH, soil type, organic matter & nutrient levels and helps to determine what amendments & nutrients to be added to improve the soil.