Soil Preparation for Peach Trees

Preparing the soil before you plant will greatly improve your peach tree’s performance and promote healthy new growth. It is a good idea to have your soil tested prior to planting, and even annually after planting, to determine if it’s lacking in any essential minerals or nutrients. You can use one of our digital soil meters to test your soil or collect a soil sample to send to your local county Cooperative Extension for testing.

Once you know more about your soil, you can make informed decisions on amendments, like macro- or micro-nutrient fertilizers, pH correction, and water drainage.

NOTE: This is part 5 in a series of 11 articles. For a complete background on how to grow peach trees, we recommend starting from the beginning.