Fertilizer can be a good thing--if fertilizer is really necessary. Too much of a good thing can make your lawn and plants suffer.
Our local University of Arkansas Extension Office offers FREE soil testing. According to Mark Keaton, local extension office agent-chair, "A soil test of all garden plots is recommended at least every 3 years. This is a great time to get a soil analysis. You can make soil improvements this winter before spring planting begins."
For instructions on taking a soil sample and having it analyzed, go here:
Read the November Gardening List in this issue for more to-do's for next spring's garden.