Professional Plant Diagnosis ~ In-store & Online

Jim Hole (B.Sc. in Agriculture, Certified Pesticide Applicator & Certified Arborist) will professionally diagnosis the issue and Hole's will contact you with your report and treatment plan.

What's included

  • Professional diagnosis of plant problem
  • Soil test that includes: pH, salts & texture
  • Recommendations for treatment, if necessary
  • Diagnostic report
  • Follow up gardening tips

In-Store Diagnostic

For customer filling out the diagnosis form in-store the cost is $25 per sample. You will also receive a $20 coupon to use towards any Hole's product within 7 days!

What to bring with you

Plant sample

  • Proper plant sample size is critical for accurate diagnosis. The larger the plant sample size the better. Affected and non-affected leaves, branches, bark should be included.
  • To ensure woody specimens (branches, stem sections, roots and crowns) don't dry out wrap in damp paper towel if necessary and enclose in plastic bag.
  • Dig up plants rather than pulling them from the ground to preserve feeder roots.
  • Weed identification often requires the entire plant and it must be in good shape.

Soil sample

  • Sample garden soil from test area down to 15cm depth.  Collect a 250ml sample.
  • Potting soil sample should be 1/2 cup (125ml) and taken from the middle of the pot.

Pest sample

  • Tupperware or other sealed containers are ideal for preserving insect/disease pests and reducing drying of samples. Keep samples in a cool spot to slow deterioration.

Photograph Samples

  • Photo of the whole tree
  • Photo of the trunk where it meets the soil
  • Photo of the effected area

Online Diagnostic

Fill out the form, attach your photos, and complete your $21 purchase using a credit card with our secure online ordering system.

Online form

Fill out my online form.