Free Soil Testing

Ever thought about what we can do to maintain our landscapes without harming the Bay? Did you know a soil test is a great way to tell you how much fertilizer your lawn needs?

Soil tests usually cost $13.00. However, in an effort to encourage Bay-Wise friendly landscape practices, the Corsica River Conservancy in cooperation with the University of Maryland Extension-Queen Anne’s County are sponsoring FREE soil testing to the first 50 Corsica River watershed residents that apply between September 12 – 26.

To take advantage of this offer, visit the University of Maryland Extension Office in Queen Anne’s County at 505 Railroad Ave in Centreville, MD and ask for Rachel Melvin, UME-Queen Anne’s County Horticulture Educator. You will be provided a free soil testing kit and instructions on taking your soil sample. University of Maryland Extension will also have a booth at Corsica River Awareness Day on Saturday 17 where they will provide free soil test kits and instructions (Just look for the Terps tent).

On Thursday, October 13 from 7:00 – 8:00 pm a workshop at the St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Centreville will be conducted where participants will be given specific instructions on how to use their soil test results in setting up their lawn care program.

For information contact Rachel Melvin, Horticulture Educator, University of Maryland Extension-Queen Anne’s County at 410-758-0166 or rmelvin1@umd.edu .

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