Azalea Plants

Sandy Soil

Anonymous added on May 4, 2014 | Answered

I live in Tacoma, WA and have an area I’d like to plant some small azaleas in; however, the soil there is very sandy. What are some short term solutions to making the soil suitable for the azaleas?

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Answered on May 5, 2014

This article will help with amending your soil: These shrubs prefer well-draining, acidic soil. You may want to test the soil pH. You can do this yourself with a soil testing kit or through your local extension office. Then you can treat as needed. This article will give suggestions on raising the soil acidity, if necessary:

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