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Spring weather has finally arrived, and green thumbs will soon be tending gardens at home and at community plots. Most will tell you that, like any discipline, one can never know enough about their soil and water; and, also like any discipline, it’s best to start a garden right to enjoy a bountiful harvest.


But where do you get that fundamental information if you’re a novice, or even an experienced green thumb?


One stop on the gardener’s early spring schedule should be the Soil Testing and Water Quality Workshop scheduled for 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 29, at Genoa Township Hall.


The Delaware Soil & Water Conservation District, in partnership with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Wildlife, Scotts Miracle-Gro Company and Del-Co Water will present the workshop.


Topics on the agenda include interactive presentations about managing geese on ponds and the waste they leave; fertilizer products on new lawns vs. maintaining existing lawns and proper fertilizer application; proper summertime irrigation and water conservation; and soil fertility and how to take soil samples for soil test analysis.


There will be time for questions and answers following the presentations, and attendees will receive a free soil test kit to take home and use.


The workshop is free, however registration is required so adequate soil test kits will be available.


RSVP to Delaware SWCD at 740-368-1921 or email < dona-rhea@delawareswcd.org >.


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