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Why Test My Soil?
Soil tests are the best way to know the nutrients and amendments needed for your home garden.
Soil Test Kits are available free at these locations in Mecklenburg County. Learn more about homeowner soil tests here. Find out how you can test your soil - it's easier than you think! Learn more in the NCSU guide to understanding soil test results for home lawns and gardens.
Soil tests are no charge from April - October by the NCDept of Agriculture
related: Soil in the Piedmont how to dig a Vegetable Garden, Soil Preparation for Transplants by Don Boekelheide. Building Soil Fertility by Mary Stauble, Compost Happens by Sylvia Hindman, Voles: What will & won't work by Dave Molinaro
EARTH-Friendly Ideas for Your Lawn
Question: Can the average American suburban homeowner have an iconic green lawn without damaging the environment and spending a fortune? The answer is YES, and the negative environmental impact and cost of lawn care can be significantly reduced by implementing some of these earth-friendly practices. by Margaret Genkins related: Low Growing Groundcovers for Lawns, Managing Lawns Environmentally; Organic Lawns
What does it really mean to eat locally? Why should we eat locally?
And, more importantly, where can we find locally grown foods in Mecklenburg County? Carolina Produce by Allison Mignery
Right Plant, Right Place Find 8 great tips on planting and our list of top native plants that do well in Mecklenburg County, a featured GrowGuide from Mecklenburg Master Gardener Volunteers.
related: Under the woods with underwoodii: Trillium
Header photo Freedom Park Demonstration Gardens by Candace Armstrong EMGV