Managing soil and nutrients
How to manage soil and nutrients in home yards and gardens
The nutrients in your soil are what feed your plants and can determine whether you have a healthy lawn, flourishing trees and bumper crop of zucchini.
Before starting any yard or garden project, we recommend having your soil tested by the University of Minnesota Soil Testing Lab. They will let you know if your soil needs added nutrients depending on what you want to plant.
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