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Alkaline or Waterlogged Soil

Alkaline or Waterlogged Soil
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Alkaline soil has a soil pH 7.1 - 8.0, with this type of soil Phosphorus availability decreases also Iron and manganese become less available which can lead to lime induced Chloris. A pH range of approximately 6 to 7 promotes the most ready availability of plant nutrients.
Water does not have to appear on the surface for water-logging to be a problem. As long as soil conditions are moist, the older roots close to the surface allow the plant to live. However, further water-logging makes root shrivel up and dry conditions can weaken the plant to the extent that it will be very poorly productive and may eventually die.
Many homeowners do not realize that an area is waterlogged until water appears on the top soil surface. However, by the time this happens, plant roots may already be damaged and plants, trees and shrubs are already severely affected by too much water.