Soil acidity - an important parameter for gardeners and horticulturists.High acidity is unfavorable for growing most types of crop, since this ground contains less mineral micronutrients.Furthermore, in acidic soil increases the content of toxic compounds of aluminum, manganese, boron and iron.In such circumstances, grow food in unpretentious and resistant to toxins moss, heather and moss.The soils are slightly acidic and mildly can be found under the bushes cat's paw, sorrel and plantain.

soils with neutral acidity, ideal for the cultivation of most agricultural and many ornamental plants.On a neutral pH level of the soil solution indicates shepherd's purse, chickweed and wild radish.In alkaline soils, difficult access to plant nutrients, especially phosphorus to, so you can see the lack of resistant micro-nutrient gra
ss: wild mustard and Plantago lanceolata.

Indicators fertile loose soil with a wide layer of dark humus-containing organic compounds, are annual herbaceous plants with an abundance of small flowers: Myosotis arvensis, Fumaria officinalis and others.In compacted soil nutrients plants grow with a short stem and leaves creeping along the ground: a large plantain, Ranunculus repens.Fertile soil medium density areas prefer nettles, wild raspberries, wood louse.

on nutrient-poor soils survive hardy mosses and lichens.The forests with high humidity such soil can often be seen creeping small berry bushes: cranberries, lingonberries, blueberries.

light sandy soils contain little moisture and humus, and so can not successfully support the growth of field and meadow grasses.On this ground successfully survive plants with long roots, able to extract ground water from the lower layers of the soil.In the semi-desert arid climate and desert inhabited by plant succulents, are stocking additional moisture in various organs: leaves, roots, trunk.

Heavy clay soils are rich in all kinds of useful trace elements, but they do not leak air and water to the roots of plants.Indicators such soils are low or creeping plants with short stems, such as Ranunculus repens or plantain.About

high content of nitrogen in the soil says the presence of herbaceous plants with tall stems and lush foliage: nettle, quinoa and marigold.In lack of this element indicate creeping plant legumes: alfalfa, astragalus and others.