ENGLISH GARDENS OFFERS FREE SOIL TESTING
METRO DETROIT, Mich., February 23, 2018 –English Gardens is offering home owners free soil pH testing from March 1 through April 9. The test analyzes the soil’s pH and includes a personal in-store consultation for improving the soil.
“Getting your soil tested is the first step to success in your garden,” says Dean Darin, English Gardens Merchandising Manager and Lawn Expert. “A lot of plants are adaptable to varying pH levels. However, lawns, trees, flower and vegetables perform best with optimum pH levels.”
Soil pH is measured on a scale from 1 to 14. A number below 7 is considered acidic, while a number above 7 is alkaline. Most plants and your lawn prefer soil with a pH between 6.2 and 7.2. A soil test will then help determine if your soil is acidic, alkaline or just neutral.
There’s a limit of one free soil pH test per household until April 9. The test is conducted at all five of English Gardens locations.
Homeowners should provide:
1. Soil from 4 to 6 inches deep. Ensure the soil is dry and should not be microwaved.
2. Take care not to touch soil with bare hands. Use a stainless steel spoon to collect the sample.
3. Place sample in a bag and label the location where it was dug up. Note air temperature, sun conditions and the humidity level at the time the sample was collected.
This will be offered at English Gardens five main stores, including:
Clinton Township, 44850 Garfield Road at Hall Road
Dearborn Heights, 22650 Ford Road at Outer Drive
Eastpointe, 22501 Kelly Road at Nine Mile Road
Royal Oak-Troy, 4901 Coolidge Highway
West Bloomfield, 6370 Orchard Lake Road
English Gardens is a family-owned, Michigan business offering top-quality products, including indoor and outdoor plants and flowers, gardening supplies, patio furniture, garden décor, landscape design and installation. Four of its retail stores – Clinton Twp., Dearborn Heights, Royal Oak and West Bloomfield – have full-service floral departments, offering custom floral arrangements and decorations for all occasions.
Book one of our experts for your event. English Gardens has knowledgeable speakers available for garden clubs and community organizations. We can talk about virtually anything gardening, as well as conduct demonstrations and lead Make It & Take It Workshops. We charge $75 for out-of-store speaking engagements. For additional information, email info@EnglishGardes.com.