How Soil pH Affects Plant Growth

soil pH1Your garden or the landscape frequently needs to be checked if the soil pH is appropriate with your gardening requirements or not. If you are not getting required response even after using fertilizers you must get the soil tested and ph Level determined.

pH Values and pH Scale

pH is the measure of acidity or alkalinity of a soil. The pH scale runs through 0.0 to 14.0 values on the scale. The most acid soil would have 0.0 value stands for the most acidic soil while 14.0 is the top value for the most alkaline soil on the pH scale.

Middle of the scale i.e. at 7.0 values is attributed to the neutral soil. Meaning thereby, the soil with 7.0 pH value would neither be acidic nor alkaline in nature on the scale. Read the rest of this entry

December Gardening Tips

Gardeners know that summer with spring and cold, heat and rain require specific gardening care in the moth of December.

If it has rained enough then it would be a wiser step to apply dolomite to roses and give lawns a light application of lime. Roses are quite prone to some frugal diseases and will need a spray with copper oxychloride when the spring flower flush is finished.

In case of tomatoes the overall growth could be limited. You should boost them with Flourish and a handful of blood and bone.

When the heat arrives don’t cut lawns too low, and remember, a deep watering every three or four days is better than just watering the surface each day.

You must have started your Christmas preparations and in the garden you must ensure that the garden beds should have been completed weeks ago but if this hasn’t been done, plant out some instant punnets of annuals in flower. Read the rest of this entry

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