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acid soil
A soil with a pH lower than 7.0 is an acid soil. (a soil pH higher than 7.0 is alkaline) Basically, pH is a measure of the amount of lime (calcium) contained in your soil.
A area of land totaling 43,560 square feet.
activated charcoal
Occasionally used to help remove herbicides from the soil
Puncturing the soil to help with water penetration.
air layering
A method of plant propagation done by cutting into the bark of a plant in order to cause new roots to form.
alkaline soil
Soil with a pH higher than 7.0
Excreting a substance that prevents other plants from growing in a plants vicinity.
Things that you add to the soil in order to improve it for plant growth.
A plant that germinates, grows, flowers, produces seeds in a single growing season before dying.
A part of a flower. The part of the flower that holds the pollen and it part of a male flower structure.
Pigments in plants that make them look red to blue.
A substance sprayed on evergreen leaves to help prevent water loss during the winter.
aquatic plants
Plants that grow or live in water.
Arbor Day
An organization dedicated to planting trees.
A collection of trees and shrubs that are grown for scientific or educational purposes.
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