Soil conditions   Gardening    History    Essentials of Gardening    Types of Gardening    Bonsai    Kids Gardening    Types of Plants    Herb Gardening    Hydroponics Gardening    Worldwide Gardening    Articles    Plant Diseases    Glossory
Free E-magazine
Subscribe to our Free E-Magazine on Gardening.
Learn More : India Business to Business Directory
Business Directory of Indian Suppliers Manufacturers and Products from India.
India`s leading Yellow pages directory.
India`s leading Yellow pages directory.
Home > Types of Gardening > Ornamental Gardening > Soil conditions
Soil conditions
Most ornamental plants do best in well-drained soils with a high content of organic matter. Some soils have a hard pan (impermeable layer below the soil level) and will need thorough digging to break up the pan If the soil has a high clay content and is very heavy, sand and organic matter (compost) can be incorporated into the soil to help improve the drainage. Gypsum is a good product to add to heavy soils. Digging in gypsum helps to break up the soil structure without altering the pH of the soil. Take care with fertiliser as what is good for some plants can damage others. For example, fluoride found in superphosphate can damage lilies, while rhododendrons prefer soil with a low pH. Applying too much nitrogen fertiliser can encourage plants to grow leaves rather than flowers.

Bedding plants Design & Colour them.. Climate
Planting and Mainten.. Soil conditions Weeds
Integrated Garden Ma.. | Home | Sitemap | Contact Us