Bulloch County Extension

It’s International Composting Awareness Week!

The U.S. Compost Council has set May 1-7 as Compost Awareness Week. International Compost Awareness Week is an annual multi-media publicity and education campaign that showcases composting and compost products, from backyards to large-scale composting facilities. Gardeners have used compost for centuries to increase soil organic matter, improve soil physical…
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Take the Guesswork out of Gardening with a Soil Test

Soil testing is a valuable tool to ensure success in your lawn and garden.  It provides a quick and accurate determination of the pH (acidity) and the level of several plant essential nutrients like: phosphorous, potassium, calcium, and magnesium.  These results will help guide your decisions on plant selection, soil…
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Soil Health and Cover Crops Forum

The Soil & Water Conservation Districts, Resource Conservation & Development Councils, Georgia Soil & Water Conservation Commission, UGA Cooperative Extension, Georgia Grazing Lands Coalition and USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service are hosting a series of forums to learn about what soil health is and to get a deeper understanding of…
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Tips on Composting

Composting is a simple way to add nutrient-rich humus which fuels plant growth and restores vitality to depleted soil.  It’s also free, easy to make and good for the environment. Using compost improves soil structure, texture, and aeration and increases the soil’s water-holding capacity.  Compost loosens clay soils and helps…
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