Maintaining good soil health and providing adequate nutrients are basics to grow healthy plants & successful gardening. When plants exhibit symptoms such as poor growth, yellowing, poor flowering and fruiting etc.. all these could be result of either poor soil health or poor nutrition or combination of both.
Healthy Soils are physically structured well, chemically balanced & biologically active and rich in organic matter. The most common problem we notice in our gardens is either soil being acidic or alkaline. Soils across Australia vary from region to region depending on environmental factors such as rainfall, temperature, soil physical structure (sandy/clay/organic), geochemical factors such as volcanic activity or lime deposits and even debris of building materials after construction in the suburban yards tend to influence the pH of garden soils.
Do you know? If soils are too acidic or too alkaline, plants won’t be able to absorb all the nutrients they need in full even though they present in the soil. When the pH is not optimal, plants don’t respond well even if you add fertilisers. So regularly testing your soils is important to ensure your soils have a neutral pH between 6 and 7.
On this website we comprehensively discuss about the importance of soil pH, how to test soil pH and managing soil acidity & alkalinity to create optimal conditions for healthy growth of plants.
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