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  • 08/24/2012
  • Posted by Kathy Muse

Don't Guess: Soil Test!

Are you sodding a new lawn, planting trees, flowers, shrubs, or a vegetable garden? Soil has everything to do with the vitality of your lawn and garden. If you like Azaleas for example, a high pH (basic soil) will never permit that stunning spring foliage. A soil with insufficient nutrients will not support a robust garden.  The time to test and amend your soil is before problems arise so your plants will flourish.  Be sure and test for heavy metals if you are planning to eat what you grow.

Soil testing is offered by LSU Ag Center for an affordable fee.  Find out more online at www.lsuagcenter.com/stpal or contact the local ag center office at (504) 658-2900.


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