Managing soil and nutrients

How to manage soil and nutrients in home 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.

Composting in home gardens

Cover crops and green manure in home gardens

Living soil, healthy garden

Water-saving strategies for home lawns

Water wisely Start in your own backyard with smart watering tips for healthy lawns, gardens, trees and shrubs.

Yard and Garden News

Stay up-to-date on the latest news and information about caring for your yard and garden.

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