How do I know if I have acid soil? Last year I tried to start a flower bed, and I did everything that the book said I should do, but my flower bed just withered and died.
Soon after that I read an article on soil acidity, and was wondering if that could be the cause. I just used lawn soil in my flower bed; nothing fancy, so it very well could be that the soil was just too unbalanced.
But how can I tell that? Is there some really cheap and easy to tell this, like some kind of home test I can use? I would really like to avoid having to take this to some kind of lab or something just to figure out what kind of soil I have!
So can anybody give me any suggestions on how to figure out how acidic my soil is, or how to treat acidic soil?