Soil testing forms available at Allen SWCD

LIMA — Allen Soil and Water Conservation District is reminding area residents that soil testing is important to avoid overfertilizing yards.

Testing involves taking a small amount of soil from 12 different areas in a yard. After mixing those samples in a clean container, one cup of that soil mixture can then be sent in a Ziploc bag to a soil testing lab for analysis. Testing forms are available from Allen SWCD or online at