Preparing Garden Soil for Spring Planting

When it's time for planting the spring garden proper care must be taken to ensure the soil is ready for growth. That means fertilizing soil, testing it and, perhaps, applying materials like lime.  See the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Yard & Garden news release from March 15, 2017, for information of these and other soil-preparation topics.

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Richard Jauron Extension Program Specialist II

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