Archive for the 'B. All About Soil' Category

DIY Soil Testing Video

Doing your own soil tests with a kit from the nursery is another option

even though there are advantages and disadvantages to doing your own soil testing. The biggest advantage is that you get your results right away, so you can begin amending your soil as soon as the testing is over.

On the other hand, the disadvantage is that Read the rest of this entry »

Popularity: 8% [?]

Tags: , , , , , , ,
Email It

Getting Your Soil Tested (2 Videos)

Getting Your Soil Tested and analyzed at a local lab is easily done in two steps.

As  explained in a previous post Testing Your Soil, there are two methods used when getting your soil tested.

Method 1 is to test your soil yourself by using a special kit found at your local nursery. You will know the results right away.

Method 2 is getting your soil tested by sending a sample of your soil to a local university extension office or department of agriculture.  Either way you must gather your sample in such a way that Read the rest of this entry »

Popularity: 7% [?]

Tags: , , , , ,
Email It

Soil Problem Solution

Tips To Help You Solve Soil Problems

Soil problems occur when your soil’s pH level is either too high or too low, when the nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium is incorrectly balanced or when you have improper soil drainage. Read the rest of this entry »

Popularity: 22% [?]

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Email It

Determining Soil Drainage

The first step to a bountiful and beautiful garden is making sure that your soil is healthy and that it has the proper drainage for your plants.

Today I will explain how to determine your soil drainage (i.e. the porosity of your soil . . .that is, how well your soil retains the proper amount of water)

Not every plant likes to have “wet feet” all the time while others love it, so the secret to “happy plants” is to match the plant to the soil or correct your soil drainage. Don’t just leave it to guesswork! Read the rest of this entry »

Popularity: 7% [?]

Tags: , , , , , , ,
Email It

Taking A Soil Sample

Taking a soil sample . . .
does not take long and is easy to do.

To take your soil sample , you will need a clean bucket, a clean garden trowel, a clean container, and newspaper.

Before we begin taking a soil sample , remember soil tests are only as good as the tools used to collect them. Make sure Read the rest of this entry »

Popularity: 3% [?]

Tags: , , , ,
Email It

Testing Your Soil

It Is Important That You Test Your Soil Or Get It Tested . . .

. . . to see whether it is acidic or alkaline as well as whether it has at least the main nutrients needed for promoting lush plants and/or vegetables? This testing is not as difficult as you might think.

Since most plants have specific soil preferences — for example, azaleas prefer slightly acidic, while others such as geraniums prefer less acid — a pH test can save you money by helping you know which plants will do best in your garden.

Read the rest of this entry »

Popularity: 9% [?]

Tags: , , , , ,
Email It

Types of Soils

When flower gardening, you must know which type of soil you’re dealing with . . .

. . . so that you will know what must be added to it in order to have the best soil possible for planting. However, if after reading this post you’re still not quite sure what the difference is and would like further explanations, please go to  Read the rest of this entry »

Popularity: 3% [?]

Tags: , , , ,
Email It
Easy AdSense by Unreal
Theme Tweaker by Unreal