Now is the time to begin preparing for spring planting by bringing soil samples to your local Cooperative Extension Office for testing! Boxes, forms and instructions are available from any Extension Office, which are located in every county in NC! Soil testing can help you save money in your lawn, garden and landscape and grow healthier plants by telling you which nutrients are already in your soil and which ones you need to add with fertilizers. In addition, soil testing is a free service for North Carolina residents, provided by the NC Department of Agriculture. If you haven’t submitted soil samples for your yard or garden in the past couple of years, take the time to do it now! Samples submitted at this time of the year, the lab’s busiest season, may take several weeks to be analyzed, so get your samples in ASAP to make sure your results are back in time for spring planting!
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