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Free soil testing will continue through the year

Posted: 10:19 AM, Apr 23, 2019
Updated: 2019-04-23 11:19:45-04

The quest for the perfect garden or yard is a difficult one for all backyard horticulturists everywhere.

Many of us use fertilizers to help create the perfect garden, but too much fertilizer could be harmful as it causes stormwater run-off.

The City’s Stormwater Division, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Center, and the Coastal Bend Bays and Estuaries Program have a friendly suggestion for you.

Gardners can find out what’s in your soil. Pick up a free soil kit at the following locations and have it tested.

  • Bay Area Landscape Nursery, 5902 S. Staples St, Corpus Christi
  • City Hall, Information Booth (First Floor), 1201 Leopard St, Corpus Christi
  • City of Corpus Christi Water Utilities Bldg. 2726 Holly Rd, Corpus Christi
  • Ethel Eyerly Senior Center, 654 Graham Rd, Corpus Christi
  • Gill’s Landscape Nursery, 2810 Airline Rd, Corpus Christi
  • Owen R. Hopkins Public Library, 3202 McKinzie, Corpus Christi
  • South Texas Botanical Gardens, 8545 S Staples St, Corpus Christi
  • Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, 710 E Main St Ave, Suite 1, Robstown
  • Turner’s Gardenland, 6503 S. Padre Island Drive, Corpus Christi

After collecting the soil, return your kit to any of the locations. It will then be sent to Texas A&M University-College Station and you will be emailed the results.

All testing will be done on a first-come, first-serve basis. This program is funded through a grant from the Coastal Bend Bays and Estuaries.