How to test soil if to mush acid or other?

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4 two yrs I plant flowers in garden they die in a wk Is there acid in soil Do I need to put lime in soil. How can I test soil on what is going on I have 2 boxwood plants & they're fine It's just flowers I buy from the nursery & replant.

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  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Feb 23, 2018
    You can purchase a soil tested from the nursery, however what are you planting?
  • Annie Annie on Feb 23, 2018
    Garden centers sell soil test kits that will tell you if it’s too acid or alkaline. You would amend your soil based on those results.
  • LIRR1926 LIRR1926 on Feb 23, 2018
    and also be sure to check what pH the plants you wish to grow need.
  • Amanda Amanda on Feb 23, 2018
    Hi Roxy. You can purchase a kit at most home improvement stores to test your soil. You may just need to add a few things to the soil for your flowers. Good Luck!
    • Roxy Lee Roxy Lee on Feb 23, 2018
      I was hoping you would have reason why this problem occurs so I would have some idea. Thanks, I guess I just have to buy a kit. I was going to last summer, but I let it go & just transplanted flowers to larger pots & placed them in my garden. But I'd like to plant them in the soil
  • Redcatcec Redcatcec on Feb 23, 2018
    Check your local stores such as K Mart, Walmart, or DIY's (Lowes, Home Depot) for a soil test kit and go from there selecting which plants do best for your soil.
  • Cat32737478 Cat32737478 on Feb 23, 2018
    Your local county extension agent will help you with that. Take a soil sample to them and they will test it. They also test water from your private lake or ponds. They are a great resource for information.
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