Hello Barbara, No it will not. I hope this helps. Cheers, Chris
The tests provide results quickly and give you a relative level of ph/N/P/K. Different SOD varieties have different requirements and can withstand different soil conditions, so I would ask your provider what variety would thrive best for your conditions. I added a soil conditioner and selected a variety of cold-weather fescue based on overall aesthetic and environmental conditions such as sun/shade exposure, how invasive its growth habit is, dormancy period, etc. My variety needs Nitrogen to stay green so I just need to follow the recommended maintenance and fertilizer to provide the level of nitrogen and other nutrients to help it thrive.
Limestone will raise ph, Sulfur will lower it.
The tests will show you the relative levels of ph/N/P/K. Use that info to research the SOD variety you are looking to install to see what you might need to condition the soil beforehand and what fertilizers will be best to maintain it.
No. But if any of those treatments affect ph/N/P/K the levels may vary at least temporarily until the soil reverts to it's natural conditions over time.