I have different types of soil in my landscape. Will a biSensor work for me?
Posted by Leanne Lloyd-Fairey on 06 August 2015 12:54 PM

When we see a plant in the landscape that is doing poorly, we often assume that it’s not getting enough water, and if the poor-looking plant is located near other healthy plants, it’s typical to assume that the water-holding issues are due to variations in soil type. In an effort to get extra water to the poor-looking plant, we can easily end up over watering the zone.

While it’s true that variations in plant appearance are usually related to variations in soil type, the primary factor is the nutrient-holding capacity of the soil rather than the water-holding capacity. If you use a soil moisture sensor to ensure that you are not under or over watering, you can isolate the nutrient-related issues and then treat them accordingly.