Soil Testing for Healthy Lawns and Gardens.  

The soil test is an excellent gauge of soil fertility.   It is an inexpensive way to maintain good plant health and maximum productivity without polluting the environment by over applications of nutrients. For more information on this topic click HERE.

Interpreting Your Soil Test Results for Lawn and Gardens

Once the soil test is conducted and the results are available, the ability to interpret the results is an important consideration in correcting a deficiency or imbalance.  For mor information on how to interpret your test click HERE.

Gardening season is here!

The July Gardening Calendar and August Gardening Calendar will keep you on top of everything you need.  If you have any question just give us a call.

Having trouble with weed control in ornamental beds?

Read HERE to find out how to control the weeds so you can enjoy your hard work!

Plan to grow enough to preserve

Instead of tending to a garden that only will provide fruits and vegetables during the season, consider growing enough to preserve. By planning now to preserve the harvest of the garden, you will be able to enjoy the fruits and vegetables from the garden far beyond the growing season. MU Extension offers a quick guide for gardeners to decide how much to grow for fresh and processed consumption. MU Extension publication G6201, Vegetable Planting Calendar.

Journal Your Garden

The most challenging aspect of successful gardening just might be the difficulty recalling what worked and what didn’t from year to year. Many gardeners believe the keys to successful gardening are getting your plans on paper first and keeping records. MU Extension’s new publication, MP928,From Seed to Harvest and Beyond: Garden Journal and Calendar, gives you an easy way to record your garden plans, observations and ideas.

This publication also includes year-round resources to guide gardeners at all experience levels. Written by MU Extension horticulture specialists who teach Master Gardeners, this publication brings you reliable and relevant information.

Order today at or through your county extension center. The cost of the publication is $15.

Franklin County 4-H News

May 2016 (PDF)