Soil Testing with the URI Master Gardeners.

April 9th 11am-2pm at the Agway.

Thinking about fertilizing your lawn this year? Have the URI Master Gardeners check the pH and texture of your soil and get tips about augmentation to improve your lawn. See below for sample taking advice to get the best results. 

pH Soil Testing 

The University of Rhode Island Master Gardeners conduct free soil testing. These tests help determine your soil pH levels and texture. The Soil Specialists also provide basic information and recommendations for gradual correction of your soil problems. This service is provided for free and is available at various locations around the state during growing season.

How to Take a pH Soil Sample:

You will want to collect the samples of soil at the plant or lawn root zone (around 6″ deep). You should be gathering about a 1/2 cup amount from several sites within the same area to be tested. Mix them together, allow the soil to dry. Next place 1 cup of the mix in a paper bag or clean container and label it. Collect separate samples from different areas on your property such as vegetable gardens, lawns and flower gardens. Bring all the samples to the soil testing location.

Spartan Mosquito Eradicators
Orijen and Acana
Canidae "Under the Sun"
Berger line of soils
BCI Products
Bonide, organic solutions
Earthborn Holistic Pet foods
Pro Pac Pet Foods
Bees Wrap
Espoma Organic Fertilizers
Bird Seed Loyalty Program
Blue Buffalo Pet Foods
Nutrena Livestock and Pet Feeds
Droll Yankee Bird Feeders
Taste of The Wild Pet Food
Agway Products
Southern States Products

Franklin Agway

157 Cottage Street

Franklin Mass 02038

Walking distance from downtown, leashed pets welcome.

Independently and locally owned


Due to the pandemic our hours have changed

Open 7 days a week

Mon-Fri 9:00-5:00    Sat: 9:00-4:00

Sun: 10:00-3:00


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