Methods for Increasing Soil Acidity

Soils vary in their mineral content according to local geology, and these variations affect the relative acidity or alkalinity of the soil—a level that is measured by a pH scale. The pH scale rating scale runs from 0 to 14, with a pH of seven representing a neutral level. Lower numbers are acidic, higher numbers are […]

How to Improve Garden Soil With Amendments

Dirt by any other name will still stain your clothes, but for gardeners, that dirt becomes soil as soon as there are plants growing in it. Although garden-variety soil seems ordinary, it is actually a complex mixture of mineral particles, elemental nutrients, and organic material that combine to form a medium that keeps plants upright, channels water […]