Category: Soil Improvement

Acid loving plants in chalky soil garden

Initially, you should realise that altering the existing soil condition is not a once-for-all operation, and that the ground will need regular attention to keep it sufficiently acid for the plants to continue to thrive. Growing acid-loving plants in a…

Sweetening the soil

Sweetening a soil is another way of saying reducing its acidity. It has three benefits. First, lowered acidity increases the range of plants you can grow. The nearer a soil is to neutral the greater the number of different plants…

Adding lime to soil: Side effects

There are hardly any¬† side-effects of adding lime to garden soil, but when you add lime in order to reduce soil acidity, you also trigger off a series of other events. The first is purely chemical and connected with the…

Garden Soil Testing

Need for soil test There are two thoughts on this. Some gardeners leave well alone until something goes wrong. Others test every part of the garden with complicated gadgets that will tell them everything about the soil content. The happy-go-lucky…

Clay Soil Improvement

Factors in Improving clay soil There are three keys to improving clay soil: the weather, organic matter and time. Time is the key, because nothing has ever been achieved quickly with clay. You could get some sort of immediate result…