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Soil – The Foundation of Your Garden!

A soil test is the best way to check the growing potential of your garden. You can buy the most attractive plants in the greenhouse or order the best seeds, but they won’t produce the best results if the soil lacks the proper nutrition or the proper qualities the soil should have.

The “routine” Garden and Landscape test will take the guesswork out of your garden’s growing potential. It will guide you in deciding which nutrients are lacking and sometimes, more importantly, which you have too much of. Over-fertilizing is a common gardening problem. It is not only expensive, but it may harm your garden’s production and our environment.

Pick up a soil testing kit at the Clear Creek County CSU Extension office to get started testing your soil.

Forms and directions for submitting a soil sample

CSU also enables you to have your garden retested at a discount to check on your garden’s progress.

Colorado State University Extension Soil, Water & Plant Testing Lab
Campus Delivery 1120 A-320 NESB
Fort Collins, CO 80523-1120
Phone 970-491-5061
Fax 970-491-2930
Soil Testing Lab Website

Keeping ahead of COVID-19

This rapidly evolving coronavirus (COVID-19) has imposed an unsettling, fluid situation upon our community and its businesses. While the team here still aims to maintain a “business as usual” approach, we are making a number of significant changes to our operations to account for a situation that is far from normal.