Sulphur Chips Garden Fertiliser
Gives Ericaceous Plants The Ideal Soil for Healthy Growth
An easy to scatter chip grade Sulphur, reduces soil pH for lime-hating plants
Many ericaceous plants will not grow, or will show signs of trace element deficiencies if the soil is not ideal for that plant. Most common ericaceous (lime-hating) plants will not grow in limey soils. Chempak Sulphur chips will gradually reduce lime content to make the soil suitable for those lime-hating plants.
DIRECTIONS FOR USE
How - Add to soil or compost and thoroughly mix in. Top dress on the surface area and work in by hand or hoe. Safe to use between established container plants where soil conditions are not ideal. For new plants, dig Chempak Sulphur in to the top 6-8
WHEN - Use at any time of year. Chempak Sulphur chips will be most effective in warm soils.
RATE OF USE - Use 4oz. per sq. yd. (135gms per sq.m.) This will reduce the pH value by approximately 0.5 to 1 unit on the pH scale. It is advisable to wait until the soil warms to see the effectiveness of this application.
If the desired pH is not realised more sulphur will be needed.
This is a measure of soil acidity or alkalinity on a scale from 0-14 units. Neutral soil condition has a pH value of 7; acid soils are lower than this; alkaline (limey) soils have a higher reading
Soil pH is easily tested by either chemical or electronic D.I.Y. test kits available in most garden shops.
Once ideal soil pH is achieved it should be monitored regularly to see it is not creeping back, as lime frequently comes through on chalky soils. Apply remedial Sulphur chips if necessary.
Sulphur is also an important major plant food. Chempak Sulphur chips will provide this essential element.
Many plants will exhibit chlorosis (yellowing) on limey soils. Correcting the soil condition will provide a permanent solution. Chempak Iron will correct these deficiencies quickly and may be an alternative or temporary solution.
Sulphur is combustible and may evolve toxic fumes in a fire. Fire fighting measures douse with water.
Store safely in the original container away from heat sources.
Wash hands after use.