pH of farmyard manure, top soil or bark

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Mairin asked 15 years ago

My front garden is south facing and very exposed to the wind. The soil is acidic, but very peaty which tends to dry out quickly. I want to put either farmyard manure, top soil or bark to retain the moisture but I need to keep the ph of the soil below 7 as I have a number of acid loving plants. All three products I will be buying in the local garden centre. Is there any of those products that you would recommend or is there another product which would be more suitable?

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 6 years ago
Bark would be the best for this purpose as it will hold moisture in best and resists weeds best. Also it is more acidic in reaction.