Soil ph: Why it does matter.

pH is simply a measure of how acid or alkaline soil is.

 

 

 

How is a  plants ability to absorb nutrients is influenced by the acidity  or alkalinity of the soil?

    As rain water saturates the soil minerals in the soil dissolve creating a solution of minerals and water that the roots absorb into the plane.

    The pH of the soil influences how easily a mineral can be dissolved out of the soil into rain water.

     The chart to the left shows how the availability of each of the most important minerals are affected by the soil pH.

Most plants grow best in slightly acidic soil because they have access to all important  nutrients that pH.