Monday, July 18th, 2011 | 1 Comment »
If your plants are not growing well it may be that your soil isn’t “sweet” enough. If your soil is too acidic, your plants may not be getting the necessary nutrients for plant growth.* Most plants grow best with a pH level between 6.0 and 7.0. An easy and inexpensive way to check the pH level in your soil is with a pH soil tester. They are very simple to use and only takes a few minutes.
If your soil pH is not between 6.0 and 7.0, the simple solution is to amend the soil with Dolomite Lime. Lime helps make the best use of your fertilizer dollars. It helps stimulate vigorous growth of beneficial soil microbes and contains two important plant nutrients – calcium and magnesium.
If your soil is in need of a little “sweetening”, come visit us. We carry both Prilled dolomite lime and pH soil testers.
*Many plants such as rhodeodendrons, azaleas, camellias, and other “acid-loving plants” prefer lower pH levels in the soil.