What's in Your Soil? Get it Analyzed for Free!

Free Soil Testing Begins April 1st

CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – Many of us use fertilizers to help create the perfect garden, but too much fertilizer can cause harmful stormwater run-off.

The City’s Stormwater Division, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Center, and the Coastal Bend Bays and Estuaries Program have a suggestion for you. Beginning today, find out what’s in your soil, pick up a free soil kit at the following locations and have it tested.

  • Bay Area Landscape Nursery, 5902 S. Staples St, Corpus Christi

  • City Hall, Information Booth (First Floor), 1201 Leopard St, Corpus Christi

  • City of Corpus Christi Water Utilities Bldg. 2726 Holly Rd, Corpus Christi

  • Ethel Eyerly Senior Center, 654 Graham Rd, Corpus Christi

  • Gill’s Landscape Nursery, 2810 Airline Rd, Corpus Christi

  • Owen R. Hopkins Public Library, 3202 McKinzie, Corpus Christi

  • South Texas Botanical Gardens, 8545 S Staples St, Corpus Christi

  • Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, 710 E Main St Ave, Suite 1, Robstown

  • Turner’s Gardenland, 6503 S. Padre Island Drive, Corpus Christi

After collecting the soil, return your kit to any of the locations. It will be sent to Texas A&M University-College Station and you will be emailed the results. All testing is on a first come, first serve basis. This program is funded through a grant from the Coastal Bend Bays and Estuaries.

For more information contact Public Information Officer Gabriela Morrow at 361-826-3583 or by email at GabrielaM@cctexas.com.