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How to Plant in Poor Soils
Whether you want to grow flowers, trees, or vegetables, plants can add natural beauty to your yard. However, planting and growing plants may not seem so simple if your yard doesn't have rich soil. Fortunately, there are several things you can do throughout the planting process to ensure that your plants thrive, including amending the soil with compost, planting the root ball properly,
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9-05-2021, 00:20
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How to Improve Soil
Gardeners of all kinds will sometimes be up against the challenge of improving the soil on a patch of land. Not all soils are great for growing crops, and soil improvement is a common task for agricultural workers, whether they are engaged in a small project or a large one. In order to do soil improvements effectively, the individual will have to bring some specific skills and
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28-03-2021, 08:10
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How to Break Down Clay Soil Fast
Hard, dense, compacted clay soil types can be a nightmare to get a shovel through, let alone raise healthy plants in. There’s no reason to give up on your garden just because of a little stubborn dirt, though. Wait to aerate your clay soil until it’s thoroughly dry or wet, when it will be at its most manageable. Then, follow up by working in a quality amendment like compost, biochar, or
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26-02-2021, 19:50
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How to Reduce Salinity in Soil
Soil salinity refers to the amount of salt trapped in the soil. While salt naturally occurs in soil, high levels of salinity make it difficult for plants to grow and it can damage plants, cables, bricks, and pipes that are located in the soil. Reducing salinity isn’t necessarily hard to do, but it can take some time for the soil to bounce back and become healthy again. In fact, the
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15-02-2021, 22:00
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How to Acidify Soil
Some plants, such as camellias, lupines, garden lilies, and primrose, love acidic soils. If your soil isn't acidic enough, or has been heavily treated with lime, here are some methods for increasing the acidity slightly in order to keep your acid-loving plants happily growing.
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7-02-2021, 15:10
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How to Make African Violet Soil Mix
African violets are prized as houseplants due to their small size and beautiful blooms. However, these tropical flowers are known to be delicate. Even if you have never grown one before, you can find success by making a simple soil mix with ingredients like peat moss, vermiculite, and perlite. The right soil mixture creates the perfect acidity level for violets to thrive. Mix in some
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23-01-2021, 20:00
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How to Lower Soil pH
In chemistry, pH is a measure of how acidic or basic a substance is. The pH scale runs from 0 to 14 — a pH near 0 is extremely acidic, a pH near 14 is extremely basic, and a pH of 7 is perfectly neutral. In gardening and horticulture, the pH of the soil used for growing plants can have serious effects on the health and growth of the plant. While most plants tolerate a pH of about
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26-12-2020, 21:40
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How to Make Homemade pH Paper Test Strips
The pH scale measures how likely a substance is to give up protons (or H ions) and how likely that substance is to accept protons. Many molecules, including dyes, will change their structure by either accepting protons from an acidic environment (one that readily gives up protons) or donating protons to a basic environment (one that readily accepts protons). Testing for pH is an
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19-09-2020, 09:40
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How to Buy Organic Soil
Organic soil can be tricky to find, but it is essential to the farmer or gardener dedicated to organic crop production. When buying organic soil, make yourself aware of what you can expect and shop around until you find a reliable source and a high quality soil that meets your needs.
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9-08-2019, 13:00
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How to Do a Home Soil Test
Updated: August 4, 2019 All plants are affected by the chemical composition of the soil they grow in. If you plant your trees, shrubs, and flowering plants in the wrong type of soil, they may not be able to absorb the precious nutrients they need to grow, even if those nutrients are present. The best way to find out exactly what’s in your soil is to send off a sample for a detailed