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How to Naturally Reduce Your Soil pH?

Written by Naomi Meza

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Posted on February 06 2023

Is your soil not supporting your crop the way you expect it to?

Have you tried everything to improve your yield without any results?

The problem could be the soil ph.

Soil ph can directly impact your crop yield despite your best efforts to keep your plants healthy, which is why you should get your soil ph tested today.

 

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What is PH?

Soil

PH stands for potential of hydrogen or power of hydrogen and is a scale used to measure the acidity of alkalinity (basicity) of matter in the environment.

The PH scale ranges from 0 to 14, with 7 representing a neutral ph.

A ph level greater than 7 indicates basic conditions, and levels lower than 7 indicate acidity.

 

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What Does Soil PH Do?

Hands touching a baby plant in the soil

Soil PH affects the number of nutrients and chemicals that can dissolve in the soil.

This means that PH directly affects how much nutrients plants get from the soil.

Some nutrients are in high supply in acidic soil than in basic soil and vice versa.

 

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Why is PH Important for Soil?

Green plants growing in trays

The best PH for your soil is between 5.5 and 7.5.

Farmers should make every effort to keep their soil within this PH range to ensure their plants get the most nutrients from the soil.

 

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More nutrients and minerals are more soluble and readily available in acidic soil than in basic or neutral soil.

So your plants would benefit most from the soil with lower ph or an acidic ph.

How Can You Test Your Soil's PH?

Person conducting soil test

Only a soil test can truly indicate the true PH of your soil.

You can't tell the PH of your soil by just looking at it or running it through your fingers.

And the right pH of the soil is truly determined by what you would like to grow in the soil.

For example, vegetables and perennial plants tolerate a wide pH range.

They will, however, react negatively to highly acidic soil.

 

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On the other hand, plants like lilac, hydrangea, leeks, peas and thyme do great in basic soil.

How to Naturally Reduce Soil PH

Blueberry plant

The most effective way to naturally reduce soil PH is using a good quality fertilizer like our organic Blood Meal fertilizer  that is high in nitrogen and known to make soil more acidic.

These products are fast acting giving your plants the desired benefits in the shortest time possible.

They are also organic and contain no harmful chemicals.

Which Fertilizer is Best for Lowering Soil PH?

Greenway biotech blood meal fertilizer

The best fertilizer for lowering soil ph is organic blood meal fertilizer available from us.

Some of the benefits of blood meal fertilizer include:

  • It promptly corrects nitrogen deficiency

  • Increases nitrogen levels in the soil to maximize plant productivity

  • Lowers ph levels in the soil, making it more acidic

  • It is a fast-acting fertilizer, so you don't need to wait long to see the results

  • Acts as a pest and animal deterrent preventing animals like rabbits and deer from attacking your crop

 

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It is never too late to start working on your soil's ph.

Place your order today and prepare your soil for your next bountiful harvest.

Don't let your soil's ph stop you from realizing your farm's full potential; take matters into your hands and place your order with us today!

Comments

2 Comments

  • Comment author

    @Brad Plants: Thank you for your comment. We realize the wording is confusing in the article and will edit so that it’s more clearly communicated that we suggest gypsum as a soil conditioner, not to lower soil pH. To lower soil pH specifically, we’ve recommended Blood Meal.

    Posted by Greenway Biotech | November 15, 2023
  • Comment author

    Please have someone in your staff explain the chemistry behind your claim that gypsum reduces soil pH. There is no path to the release of hydrogen ions which I’m sure you know is what lowers pH. Gypsum will not lower soil pH.

    Posted by Brad Plantz | November 15, 2023
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