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Lawn & Garden Care Resources

General Resources

 Soil Testing Resources

Soil testing is a quick and accurate method to determine the relative acidity of the soil (pH) and the level of several essential nutrients (phosphorus, potassium, calcium, magnesium, sodium, sulfur, manganese, copper, and zinc) needed. The test results will aid you in plant selection, soil preparation, and fertilization.

Come to our office to pick up your N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services soil sampling supplies today!

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Gardening Resources by Topic

Community and School Gardens: NC State Extension Community Garden Resources

Composting: Home and Backyard Composting Portal

Container Gardens: Extension Gardener Handbook – Plants Grown in Containers and How to Create a Container Garden for Edibles in the North Carolina Piedmont

Diseases: NC State Extension Disease Resources

Insects: NC State Extension Insect Resources


Native Plants: NC State Extension Landscaping with Native Plants and NC State Extension Native Plant Resources

Organic Gardening: Extension Gardener Handbook – Organic Gardening

Ornamentals: Extension Gardener Handbook – Herbaceous Ornamentals and Extension Master Gardener Handbook – Woody Ornamentals

Pollinator Gardens: NC State Pollinator Protection Resources and Xerces Society Pollinator Plants: Southeast Region

Small Fruits: Grapes and Berries for the Garden and NC State Extension Fruit Resources

Soils and Nutrients:


Vegetable Gardens: NC State Extension Planting Calendar and University of Minnesota Extension Seed Starting Indoors

Weeds: Extension Gardener Handbook – Weeds

Wildlife: NC State Extension Wildlife Resources

Upcoming Gardening Classes

Contact Annie Mills via email or call 336.318.6003 if you need assistance with lawn and garden questions, or would like to receive notifications about upcoming horticulture classes.