Extension UW-Madison Kewaunee County is encouraging you to test your soil and not your patience when it comes to your lawn and garden this year.
The extension office is offering soil testing through the University of Wisconsin Soil and Forage Analysis Lab in Madison to identify your soil’s pH levels, percent of organic matter in the soil, and the amount of potassium and phosphorus. Testing your soil will allow you to see what kind of fertilizer applications are right for you and explain why your trees, shrubs, and other plants might be struggling. The base price for soil tests ranges from $8 to $22 based on where you are sampling from and the investment can go up depending on what you are looking to find.
Picture from Peninsula Pride Farms