acid soil


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acid soil

[′as·əd ′sȯil]
(geology)
A soil with pH less than 7; results from presence of exchangeable hydrogen and aluminum ions.

acid soil

Soil having an acid reaction; usually a soil having a pH value of less than 6.6.
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And Tom, who owns Thomas Angel Gardens, said: "You'll know you have acid soil if your garden has flourishing rhododendrons.
Admittedly Japanese maples, which have the most brightly coloured autumn foliage of all, grow best on acid soil, but there are plenty of contenders which will grow equally well on limey soils.
Many showpiece gardens renowned for autumn colour have acid soil but it is not essential.
5, and lima beans like a fairly acid soil of about 5.
It's hungry and needs some acid soil, so my advice is to repot it into a bigger container and use acid compost.
While growing blueberries in the UK requires acid soil and waiting time of four to five years for bushes to mature, consumer demand could mean there is a long-term potential, believes Angus Davison chairman of KG Fruits.
THESE wonderful shrubs provide a mass of glorious rich blue flowers in spring and are a must-have in any shrub border with acid soil.
Pin oaks are most comfortable in moderately acid soil (pH 5.
California's Building Standards Commission in mid-November granted local governments limited authority to approve chlorinated PVC pipe use where acid soil and water (pH less than 6.
Now, calcium deficiency due to acid soil appears to have similar effects on birds, according to a new study of a common European species of passerine known as the great tit.
Most gardeners are aware rhododendrons do not merely have a pref-dendrons pref erence for acid soil - they simply won't grow in alkaline conditions, and that it is better to start with a soil that is naturally acid than try to change an alkaline one by adding peat and sulphur.