The soil in West Texas has a high pH (7.1 to 14.0) and is very alkaline. It is difficult to amend the soil to lower the pH because the irrigation water is also very alkaline, according to Texas A&M University Extension..
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Melody Lee worked as a newspaper reporter, copywriter and editor for 5 years. In addition, she has edited magazine articles and books. Lee holds a degree in landscape design and is a Florida master gardener. She has more than 25 years of gardening experience, which includes working at nurseries and greenhouses.