Questions tagged: soil

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Jason
Answer: Hi Jason, best not to dig down into a clay soil and replace with a lighter soil as you can create a well-hole that fills with water and cannot drai...
Category: Vegetables & Herbs
Tags: soil
Answered: 01:05PM, 25 Nov 2009
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Maureen
Answer: If this is a heavy loam or clay based soil, you may need to break up into large clods with a crow bar then reduce these with a mattock, then a spad...
Category: Fertilising
Tags: soil
Answered: 12:54PM, 16 Apr 2010
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Carole
Answer: Hi Carole, One of the things that you need to do is keep adding organic material. This includes manures and composts and mulch like sugarcane or l...
Category: General
Tags: soil
Answered: 03:07PM, 27 Aug 2014
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Leah
Answer: Hi Leah, I am sorry but we are unable to identify the insects from the photgraph. It may be best to take a small sample in to your local nursery or...
Category: Pests
Tags: soil
Answered: 04:07PM, 25 Nov 2014
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Vee
Answer: Plants prefer soils with different pH due to many factors. The most common reason being that nutrients become more available to plants at different...
Category: Fertilising
Tags: pH, soil
Answered: 02:55PM, 13 Mar 2015
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Tina
Answer: Water repellent soils can be a major problem, they mainly occur in potting mixes and in sand soils. It is caused by a waxy substance formed when or...
Category: Fertilising
Answered: 10:51AM, 16 Jul 2015
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hanqiang
Answer: Hi There You can add Yates Soil Saturator to the soil which will increase the water holding capacity of the site. Kind regards Ben
Category: Products
Tags: Water, soil
Answered: 06:57PM, 06 Oct 2015
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Gerard
Answer: Hi Gerard, I think that you might want to work in some soils saturator and some garden compost to help bulk up the soil and allow it to retain the ...
Category: Diseases
Tags: Rose, soil
Answered: 07:07PM, 18 Nov 2015
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Robert
Answer: Hi Robert Thanks for the question. Soil pH can be the cause for yellowing leaves in many plants. When the pH is too far from the plants preferred r...
Category: General
Tags: soil, pH, testing
Answered: 12:31PM, 22 Feb 2016
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Penny
Answer: Hello Penny, Bananas do prefer slightly acidic soils of pH 5.5 to 6.5; there is apparently a Lady Finger variety available that is more tolerant of...
Category: Fertilising
Answered: 10:22PM, 29 May 2016
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Erica
Answer: Hi, Thank you for contacting Yates. To help condition your soil, we recommend adding Yates Dynamic Lifter, Yates Blood and Bone and gypsum to your ...
Answered: 09:12AM, 31 May 2016
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Reece
Answer: Hi, Thank you for your question. Are you finding them all yellow? It is unlikely that it is a soil deficiency if you planted them in a seed raising...
Answered: 03:03PM, 31 May 2016
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Chris
Answer: Hello Chris, A very sandy situation indeed! I would recommend you do try to work with what is there rather than replacing it completely, given the ...
Category: General
Answered: 07:34PM, 23 Sep 2016
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Trevor
Answer: Hello Trevor, We have just the thing! Dynamic Lifter Soil Improver and Plant Fertiliser is an excellent soil improver and complete fertiliser for n...
Category: Fertilising
Answered: 03:19PM, 13 Jun 2017
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Warren
Answer: Hi Warren, Thank you for contacting Yates. It may be a variety of Leucocoprinus birnbaumii. They tend to start out bright yellow then form into lar...
Category: Diseases
Answered: 11:27AM, 15 Dec 2017
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Maxine
Answer: Hello Maxine, To lower soil pH, try Yates Soil Acidifier Liquid Sulfur. It helps create ideal growing conditions for acid loving plants such as cam...
Category: General
Tags: soil, pH, Camellia
Answered: 01:05AM, 01 Feb 2018
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Joe
Answer: Hi Joe, Thank you for contacting Yates. The pH of the soil would be the main culprit there. A high alkaline soil will affect the plants ability to ...
Category: Fruit & Citrus
Answered: 06:17PM, 29 Mar 2018
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Jaclyn
Answer: Hi Jaclyn, Thank you for contacting Yates. I would recommend replacing the soil that had caused root rot which would contain the fungal pathogen an...
Category: Diseases
Tags: root rot, soil
Answered: 11:54AM, 08 May 2018
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Jen
Answer: Hi Jen, Thank you for contacting Yates. With sandy and alkaline soil it is going to take some work to get a good quality mix for growing fruit tree...
Answered: 02:48PM, 16 Jul 2018
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Sylvia
Answer: Hi Sylvia, Thank you for contacting Yates Unfortunately, we haven’t got any products registered against soil-borne pest. To control caterpill...
Category: Pests
Answered: 05:12PM, 10 Nov 2018
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Loretta
Answer: Hi Loretta, Thank you for contacting Yates. It appears from the photo that you have a very unusual fungal growth occurring on your jasmine plants, ...
Category: Diseases
Tags: soil, Fungi
Answered: 01:32PM, 08 Feb 2019
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Sarah
Answer: Hi Sarah, Thank you for contacting Yates, It sounds like your potting mix may be drying out too much. As potting mix dries it can shrink, this can ...
Category: Potting Plants
Tags: watering, soil
Answered: 09:17AM, 12 Feb 2019
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Garry
Answer: Hi Garry, Thank you for contacting Yates. I would suggest using eco-Neem as a soil drench using a watering can. Click here for more info or to buy:...
Category: Pests
Tags: soil, curl grub
Answered: 11:54AM, 19 Mar 2019
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Anita
Answer: Hi Anita, Thank you for contacting Yates. Some leafy greens do take time to fill out. Feeding them too early can cause them to burn or suffer so ca...
Answered: 12:12PM, 24 Apr 2019