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.