“It is more important to have a healthy soil than a healthy new plant to be planted into it”. We offer free soil testing to check the Acid / Alkaline balance within your soil. It is so important for any plant to survive that they are living in a soil that is compatible with their needs.
Usually we are seeking a Neutral PH which is what most of the plant world likes to live in. However, there are a group of plants such as Camellias, Azaleas, Gardenias, Blueberries, Conifers, Rhododendrons that will thrive when their soil is more acidic. They don’t do well when fed with a PH sweetening fertilizer and love their own special acidic fertilizer.
A healthy rich in compost will provide even the weakest plant with the best start in life, however a soil that has the incorrect PH will quickly turn into a nightmare for the healthiest plant.
To test your soil’s PH, we only need a couple of teaspoons of soil (preferably from a few centimeters below the ground level so that they are not tainted with older fertilizer. We then perform a free PH Soil test and will give you the answers immediately.
If you have a few areas that you are concerned about, then please do bring in some samples from those areas too.