Troops, here's some more thoughts on establishment. But first, I forgot to mention how important it is to get your soil tested. I will discuss soil samples later. But, I’ll say for now, at this point in the establishment process, once your soil is physically ready, do a sample. That will determine what modifications the soil needs. The test will reveal what levels of Nitrogen, Phosphorous and Potassium (N, P, K) are needed. It will also reveal the acid or alkaline levels of your soil.