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What Is the Big Deal about Soil PH? – Part 1

 What is soil pH?  What are the numbers about? What does it do?

Most of us do not realize the importance of the proper soil pH or what it is.  The soil pH is the acidity level of your soil, which allows your plants to take up the necessary nutrients from the soil.  The level has a tremendous impact on the overall health of your plants, it also helps fertilizers and pesticides to be more effective. Poor pH, whether it is too high or too low; can make your grass week, susceptible to disease problems and be a light green or yellow in color.

Every type of soil has a pH level.  There are several factors that help determine what your soil pH is such as your region, the type of parent material your soil is, such as clay, sand, organic matter, etc.  The age of the soil, the amount of precipitation and temperatures are also main factors.

     How do I know what my soil pH is?  Do I need to change it? How do I adjust it?

Follow our blog for information in our next article on how to test and adjust your soil pH. It is not hard to do!

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