Is Peat Moss Acidic or Alkaline?

Sphagnum peat moss is a slowly decomposing, long-fibered mulch or soil amendment native to Canada, Europe, Ireland and Russia. It has an acidic pH close to 4.0, with 7.0 pH being neutral. Peat moss mixed with soil in a 50/50 ratio is an excellent treatment for acid-loving plants.

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