Keep plants strong
A lack of nutrients leaves plants weakened and less able to fend off pests and diseases.
Yellowing leaves, poor flowering and dismal cropping (or tree fruits that shrivel or drop early) are all signs that something is missing from the soil.
Most deficiencies are easy to resolve and the first step in doing so is to use a nutrient test to establish what, if anything, your soil is lacking.
These are readily available online and through garden centres and are simple to use.
Test soil in various parts of the garden as its properties may change in different areas.
Once you have established which minerals are missing, you can begin to enrich the soil as necessary and your plants will soon start to show an improvement.
Test your soil to make sure it is healthy
Plants thrive in improved soil