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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If you have acid soil, there are some really choice specimens to choose from.
Care is also needed where the survival of rhizobia can be compromised, such as when dry sowing, in acid soils and when adding the fertilizers and pesticides.
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.
To achieve this, 3 separate equilibration experiments were carried out to determine (i) their effect on pH and solution Al concentrations when added to an acid soil, (ii) their effect on solution Al concentrations when added to an acid soil and equilibrated at 6 pH values (4.
com/; verified 19 July 2005), have exchanged advanced genetic material and evaluated it in a wide range of acid soil environments.
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.