Soil Testing at Orange County Plant Clinic
Florida’s year-round growing season is a great reason to love gardening. While we have different seasons, the one constant for our plants is the soil that they’re grown in. While we can control ... READ MORE
Soil testing is a tool for homeowners who are interested in trying to find the right location for or starting a garden in the yard, planting more trees, shrubs, or flowers, or experiencing plant nutrient related issues with landscape plants. ... READ MORE
Southwest Florida Research and Education Center
Problem: Soils in south Florida are sandy mineral soils, predominantly Spodosols, and have low organic matter. These soils also have low nutrient retention ... READ MORE
UF/IFAS Extension Orange County offers soil testing services to help you identify basic issues with your lawn and landscaping. At our office, a free pH test is available that measures the acidity or alkaline level in the soil. The UF/IFAS Soils ... READ MORE
What are those purple leaf spots? Why are these leaves yellowing and dying?
See this fact sheet (as well as video) to grow healthy ixora:
1. To get the fact sheet, click here: Ixora Spots: A Nutrient ... READ MORE
Blueberries prefer a low soil pH between 4.5 and 5.5. Growers add pine bark fines to the soil to reduce soil pH and increase organic matter, but how else can you reduce soil pH? You can add elemental sulfur to the soil before planting, or irrigation ... READ MORE
Below you'll find forms and instructions on soil tests, water tests, plant disease tests, nematode tests. All testing must be sent to Gainesville. Plant or insect ID are available here.
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A: Remember soil pH indicates the acidity (below 7) or the alkalinity (above 7) of the soil. This is an important factor in the absorption of elements such as iron. As a general rule, animal manures raise soil pH because they often contain calcium ... READ MORE