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Growing Green: Healthy Soil=Healthy Plants


Recently, the redwing blackbirds made their annual return to the trees surrounding my home. Spring has sprung. One of the top springtime questions I get is how and when fertilizer should be applied. It is a difficult question to answer without information on the soils in the garden or lawn. Adding fertilizer or organic material to your garden spaces can be labor and cost intensive, and applying just what your garden needs at the right time will save you time and money.

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Robin Trott

Robin Trott is a Horticulture Educator with University of Minnesota Extension.