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Keep Your Plants Healthy With A Soil Moisture Meter

Many people love to have plants in their homes as they help clean the air and provide a lot of ambience. Unfortunately, it can sometimes be hard to work out when and how often you should water your plants. And, the end results can be devastating if you don’t get it right.

That’s why a moisture meter can be a handy little tool to have and there are plenty of options available on eBay.

What does it do?

With a moisture meter, you just push the prong into the soil and the meter will tell you whether the soil is damp or dry. This can be especially useful if you’re growing succulents as they generally require less water than other plants. This means their watering can often be forgotten. On the other hand, some people will overwater their succulents and this can easily lead to root rot and the death of the plant.

With a moisture meter, you don’t have to guess whether your plant needs water. Just test the soil and if it’s dry, it’s time to give the plant a drink. Soil moisture meters can also be used outside with any plants that you’re growing. This is useful if you’re a first-time gardener and you’ve decided to grow your own vegetables. Whether you’re growing these in the ground or in pots, it’s always useful to check if and when these plants need some extra moisture.

Can also be used as a pH meter

Most moisture meters also have the ability to check the pH of the soil. This is extremely useful if you moved to a new area and are not familiar with the type of soil that you have.

Different plants prefer different types of soil. And, there’s no way of knowing the pH of your soil unless you send a sample off to get tested. However, with a pH meter, you can quickly work out whether your soil is acidic or alkaline and then plant accordingly.

Or, you may need to adjust the pH of your soil to accommodate what you want to grow. Whatever your purpose, if you’re looking for a soil moisture meter, you’ll find what you need on eBay.