Friends of Wolf Run
Lawn and Garden Soil Sampling project
Goal: To make homeowners aware of nutrient management on their lawns, to attempt to modify their application rates to reduce the amount of phosphorus being applied in the watershed.
· FOWR has convened a task force to carry out the project.
· We have received KRA funding. Cost around $1,000
· Sampling kits are now available by e-mailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org .
carefully collected according to instruction (see Kentucky Cooperative
Extension Service publication AGR16, Taking
Soil Test Samples), and delivered with the necessary information to the
then sent to the
· Homeowners would be provided with results and excerpts from Extension Service publication AGR-1, Lime and Fertilizer Recommendations.
· Results would be compiled for the watershed and discussed at the community meeting.
Here is a summary of average nutrient values for spring water samples in Inner Bluegrass combined by land use designation.
Land use Analyte Avg in mg/l
Crop Phosphorus, Total 0.537 Nitrate (as N) 10.335
Pasture Phosphorus, Total 0.416 Nitrate (as N) 6.290
Residential Phosphorus, Total 0.360 Nitrate (as N) 3.575
Commercial Phosphorus, Total 0.286 Nitrate (as N) 2.241