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Are You Over Fertilizing Your Yard?

TESTYourLawn ColumbiaAssociation

Here’s how you can find out!

FREE SOIL TESTING For Columbia Residents Columbia Association (CA) encourages and promotes sustainability. As part of CA’s efforts, the Community Development/Sustainability Service Bureau spearheads several initiatives to protect and restore Columbia’s waters. CA has partnered with the Columbia villages, Maryland Association of Soil Conservation Districts, Howard Soil Conservation District and Keith Campbell Foundation to conduct soil testing for Columbia residents. Soil testing will analyze the nutrients in your soil and determine the type and amount of fertilizer needed. By not applying unneeded fertilizer, you will save money and help protect Columbia’s streams, ponds and lakes.

What To Do Pick up a sample bag with instructions from your Village Association Office. Follow the instructions

with the soil sample bag for collecting a soil sample from your lawn. Take the sample to back to your Village Association Office, CA will send it to a lab for analysis. When the results return, we will hold a brief workshop in your Village with the University of Maryland Extension Service and the Howard Soil Conservation District to interpret the results.

Provide Following Info on Soil Sample Bag Your Name and Your Address Questions Contact John McCoy, Columbia Association Watershed Manager, John.McCoy@ColumbiaAssociation.com. (Please List in Notes Area)

Columbia Village Association Office Locations

Soil Sample Bags can be picked up and delivered to your Village Association Office

Dorsey’s Search Village Linden Hall 4765 Dorsey Hall Dr Ellicott City, MD 21042 410-730-4005

Hickory Ridge Village Hawthorn Center 6175 Sunny Spring Columbia, MD 21044 410-730-7327

Harper’s Choice Village Kahler Hall 5440 Old Tucker Row Columbia, MD 21044 410-730-0770

Kings Contrivance Village Amherst House 7251 Edenbrook Dr Columbia, MD 21046 410-381-9600 Long Reach Village Stonehouse 8775 Cloudleap Ct Columbia, MD 21045 410-730-8113

Oakland Mills Village The Other Barn & The Barn (Teen Center) 5851 Robert Oliver Pl Columbia, MD 21046 410-730-4610 Owen Brown Village Dasher Green 6800 Cradlerock Way Columbia, MD 21045 410-381-0202 River Hill Village Claret Hall 6020 Daybreak Circle Clarksville, MD 21029 410-531-1749

Town Center Village Oakland Manor 5430 Vantage Point Rd Columbia, MD 21044 410-730-4744 Wilde Lake Village Slayton House 10400 Cross Fox Ln Columbia, MD 21044 410-730-3987

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