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Free Soil Tests Offered to Springfieldians

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It might not feel like it now, but eventually temperatures will warm up again, and it will be time to put in your garden or focus on your lawn.  To help you prepare for that, the Watershed Committee of the Ozarks and James River Basin Partnership are offering free soil tests to Springfield residents. 

After the soil is tested and your lawn measured, you’ll receive a four –year nutrient management plan, which will include information about when and how much fertilizer or lime to apply. 

According to the Watershed Committee, “fertilizer that is not absorbed by your lawn runs off into our local waterways and can cause excess algae growth.”  The goal of the soil tests is to help homeowners have healthy lawns, save money and to protect the area’s waterways.

Funding for the project comes from The Big Erbie EPA Water Quality Grant. 

To schedule a soil test, call Melissa Bettes at 836-4847 or register online at jamesriverbasin.com.   Appointments must be scheduled before November 21st

Michele Skalicky has worked at KSMU since the station occupied the old white house at National and Grand. She enjoys working on both the announcing side and in news and has been the recipient of statewide and national awards for news reporting. She likes to tell stories that make a difference. Michele enjoys outdoor activities, including hiking, camping and leisurely kayaking.