General information of this professional pH moisture meter.
This meter shows pH and soil moisture. Do you know the pH of your soil? Is it acidic or alkaline?
Some plants grow better in slightly acidic soil, some better in more alkaline soil. It is important to know the pH value of your soil. A wrong pH value affects the plant’s ability to absorb nutrients.
Check soil humidity and pH
With this soil pH moisture meter you can check in your garden, vegetable garden, green house, lawn and potted plants whether the soil is suitable for a particular plant. Use the device to measure growing conditions for all kinds of plants indoors and outdoors.
Measuring pH is important for the wellbeing of all plants and your lawn
This pH soil meter can be especially useful in lawn care in determining the soil conditions in different areas of your garden and finding the correct lawn seed and fertilizer. Bad spots in the lawn can be caused by poor drainage (wet soil, test the moisture) or too much or too little acidity (test the pH).
How to use this soil tester
Insert the pH moisture meter directly into the soil, embedding its metallic surface completely and tamping down the surrounding soil. The soil must adhere closely to the meter’s metallic surface.
It can take up to 10 min. before the pointer shows a stable value. Press the white button to read the moisture level (between 10 and 80%).
Remove any obstructions in the soil before you start measuring like stones, roots etc..
Very important: the soil must be wet before you start to measure! For indoor plants we recommend to water your plants with rain water first and wait for about 30 min. before you start to measure. If you want to measure outdoors it’s ideal to wait for serious rain showers and to start measuring about 30 min. after the rain has stopped. If the soil isn’t wet enough measuring results might be unreliable!
The metal surface has to be dry and clean before you start to measure. Remove oxidation with an abrasive if necessary.
Don’t leave the tester in the soil much longer than 1 hour, this will damage and oxidize the metal parts.
Make sure the metallic surface is dry and clean before you store the meter.
This meter is not capable in measuring liquids
Try not to touch the metallic parts with your fingers, this might affect the measuring results.