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Soil Test Kits – $12 ($11.19 item price, $4.73 sales tax)

A soil test kit consists of a bag for the sample and a short form to submit to the lab.The samples are then sent via mail to Penn State (at your cost – approximately $5, depending on the weight).We can also provide a shipping box at no charge.If you would like the soil test kit mailed to you, it will cost an additional $1 for postage.

Rain Barrels – We sell rain barrels year round out of our office. Just give our office a call (440-350-2730) or send us and email ([email protected]) to set up a time stop by and buy one!

Complete Rain Barrel Kit – $70 total ($65.27 item price, $4.73 sales tax)

1 55 gallon recycled food-grade barrel from Container Compliance (dimensions 3′ tall x 2′ wide)

1 Rain Brothers downspout diverter kit which includes:

  • *Three hole saws for drilling/installing valves and downspout diverter (2-1/8″, 1-1/2″, 1-1/4)
  • *3/4″ garden hose spigot for connection to irrigation hose
  • *3/4″ drain plug with cap for quick draining of barrel, linking barrels, or adding a second valve
  • *Two threaded rubber seals for water-tight, easy installation of valve and drain plug
  • *1-1/2″ rubber seal for water-tight inlet into tank/barrel
  • *31″ of flexible hose to link barrel/tank to downspout diverter
  • Standard (2×3″ downspout) Rubber “Flexi-Fit” downspout diverter
  • A winterizing cap for quick and easy winterization of your downspout

55-gallon food grade barrel – $38 total ($35.43 item price, $2.57 sales tax) repurposed, clean food-grade barrel from Container Compliance (dimensions 3′ tall x 2′ wide)

Diverter kit – $33 total ($30.77 item price, $2.23 sales tax) Includes:

  • *Three hole saws for drilling/installing valves and downspout diverter (2-1/8″, 1-1/2″, 1-1/4)
  • *3/4″ garden hose spigot for connection to irrigation hose
  • *3/4″ drain plug with cap for quick draining of barrel, linking barrels, or adding a second valve
  • *Two threaded rubber seals for water-tight, easy installation of valve and drain plug
  • *1-1/2″ rubber seal for water-tight inlet into tank/barrel
  • *31″ of flexible hose to link barrel/tank to downspout diverter
  • Standard (2×3″ downspout) Rubber “Flexi-Fit” downspout diverter
  • A winterizing cap for quick and easy winterization of your downspout

Add a Barrel – $59 total ($55.01 item price, $3.99 sales tax)  Includes barrel and linking kit.

Linking Kit – $22 total ($20.51 item price, $1.49 sales tax)  Includes accordion-style 31″ Flexifit fill hose, two hose seals, and a hole saw. 

Walnut Creek Cover Crop Seed – $8 total ($7.46 item price, $0.54 sales tax)

Seed packets contains 1 lb of seed which is enough to cover 250 square feet. For more information about the seed mixes listed visit walnutcreekseeds.com/Gardening-Mixes

Available seed mixes:

  • Fall Cover Mix
  • Garden Raised Bed Mix
  • Garden Summer Mix

OPN Seed Native Wildflower seed packets

Seed packets contains 1 PLS (Pure Live Seed) oz. of seed which is enough to cover 250 square feet. For more information about the seed mixes listed visit opnseed.com

Available seed mixes:

  • Ohio Pollinator Oasis Seed Packet $18 total ($16.78 item price, $1.22 sales tax)
  • 20th Anniversary Prairie Packet $18 total ($16.78 item price, $1.22 sales tax)
  • Eastern Great Lakes Native Pollinator Seed Packet $18 total ($16.78 item price, $1.22 sales tax)
  • Native Short Grass Meadow Seed Packet $18 total ($16.78 item price, $1.22 sales tax)
  • Mesic Woodland Edge Seed Packet $18 total ($16.78 item price, $1.22 sales tax)
  • Wet Wildflowers Seed Packet $33 total ($30.77 item price, $2.23 sales tax)

Ohio Sediment Sticks – $18 total ($16.78 item price, $1.22 sales tax)

These clear plastic tubes are used to measure turbidity while stream monitoring. Each comes with an instructional sheet. Postage will be added if you want them shipped – $12 per box (approximately 5-6 sticks per box). End caps can be replaced for $0.50/each ($0.47 item price, $0.03 sales tax). Please call 440-350-2730 or email [email protected] to place an order.

USGS topographic maps – $6 total per quad ($5.59 item price, $0.41 sales tax)

The eight 7.5 minute quads that contain portions of Lake County are kept in stock at the district office.For other areas of the state, contact the Ohio Geological Survey.

Books and Manuals

  • Rainwater and Land Development – $20 total ($18.65 item price, $1.35 sales tax)
  • Common Groundwork – $15 total ($13.99 item price, $1.01 sales tax)
  • The Countryside Program Manual – $15 total ($13.99 item price, $1.01 sales tax)
  • Ohio Lake Erie Birding Trail Guidebook – $16 total ($14.92 item price, $1.08 sales tax), Lake Erie Birding Trial Guidebook is a 232-page compilation of 88 popular and less well-known birding spots all along Ohio’s Lake Erie coast, from Ashtabula to Toledo. The book also lists commonly sighted species and noteworthy rarities, park amenities, and online resources for visitors, and includes maps and travel directions.

Tree Sale

Each winter Lake SWCD takes orders for native tree, shrub and perennial species.Look for the order form in the Winter/Spring issue of CrosSection or our Tree Sale page in January-April.