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Helpful tip from The Garden Geeks: Here is a little trick to test your soil type.
*Acidic:Take a sample of soil (about a half cup will do), mix it with a solution of half cup baking soda and half cup of water. If the soda fizzes, the soil is acidic. Great for Azaleas or Blueberries or any acid loving plant.
*Alkaline: Now test more soil from the same area, this time take half cup of soil and mix it with half cup vinegar. If it fizzes or has tiny bubbles, your soil is alkaline.
*Neutral: Your soil will not react to these home tests. Your yard may vary depending on the location so do several samples so you know what will do best where :)