Why Garden Tutor soil pH test strips?
Standard or “Universal” pH test strips do not provide accurate results when used to test the soil. Garden Tutor Soil pH Test Strips are specially designed and calibrated to ensure accurate soil pH readings. Knowing your soil pH allows you to adjust and amend your soil to match the needs of your plants. Maintaining proper soil pH promotes growth and vigor by making essential nutrients available to plants.
Why does soil pH matter?
Most plants prefer a pH of 6.5
Soil pH determines its acidity (sourness) or alkalinity (sweetness). For gardening, most plants prefer a soil pH between 6 and 7 with 6.5 being your target soil pH.
Maintaining proper soil pH prevents “nutrient lockout”
If soil pH is too extreme for plants, it creates an unhealthy environment by limiting the nourishment that is available to the plants.
Maintaining proper soil pH helps promote growth and vigor
Plants under stress are much more prone to poor health. Keeping pH at the proper level for the plants in your garden is one way to help.