What are acid loving plants and how do I take care of them?
Some landscape plants such as hollies, azaleas, camellias and evergreens require an acidic soil in order to thrive. These plants can experience yellow leaves and poor performance in more alkaline or chalky soils. You can check the acidity of your soil with an inexpensive pH test kit available in most garden centers. pH for most acid-loving plants should be between 4.5 to 6. Some plant foods such as Miracle Gro® Azalea, Camellia, and Rhododendron Plant Food can slightly lower soil pH when used consistently. To accomplish a greater change in soil pH, utilize a soil sulfur product available at most garden center.