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Luster Leaf Watering Tips



Small pots dry out quicker than larger pots. So you need to check your smaller pots more regularly.


Soil in clay pots will dry out quicker than soil in plastic pots. This is because baked clay is more porous.


Plants in direct sunlight will dry out a lot quicker and require more water than plants in shade.


Overwatering is a reference to frequency of watering and not quantity of water.




These plants store water and do not require as much attention as other plants. Do not let the soil dry out from march to september. From october to february cacti are dormant and only need moderate watering once every 2/3 weeks.




The worst thing you can do for your lawn is to water it too lightly. Light watering will not help the root system of your lawn and the roots will start to climb to the surface in the search for moisture. This will result in burning especially during very hot weather.




Plants should not be allowed to dry out to their wilting point. Watering of plants should take place when your moisture meter test readings indicate that a specific plant requires water. When you do water you want to water sufficiently enough so that the roots get provided for. One has to always consider that different plants and vegetables have different watering needs. Once you have watered your plants you should check the soil moisture content again with your Rapitest moisture meter and should get a reading of 10 to show that you have watered enough. With soils that have bad drainage you should wait about 30 minutes before retesting to allow the water flow to take place.






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Wood moisture meter

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Luster Leaf was established in Atlanta in 1957 and is known as Luster Leaf Products Incorporated. Theses days the company is the number one leader of electronic and chemical soil testers in North America for the home gardener. It has a manufacturing warehouse in Woodstock, Illinois and the headquarters are located in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.

Luster Leaf is always growing and changing in an effort to continue its successful provision of testing tools for the gardener. Anything from the moisture meter, soil meter and seed growing aids are all within the Luster Leaf portfolio. If you are looking to buy a garden moisture meter, or in fact any other garden testing piece of equipment, then Luster Leaf has to be one of your stopping off points for looking and comparing products.




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The complete moisture meter website

Moisture Meter Guide



Boat Moisture Meter








A moisture meter proves itself to be a useful tool when testing the moisture content levels of boat materials. When assessing a boat, care, judgement and experience should all be employed and then the moisture meter used as the last tool to give the final assessment. Boat moisture testing



Need A Chainsaw For Firewood?





The petrol chainsaw is used to fell trees, as well as for pruning and cutting overgrowth. Tree surgeons favour the petrol chainsaw and use it for cutting away branches and foliage. Cut firewood


Orchid Moisture Meter






The orchid belongs to a widespread and very diverse family of flowering plants which have fragrant and colourful blooms. Orchids can be found in pretty much every habitat. Orchids



Caravan Moisture Meter






Any caravan that is kept open to the elements all year round can become very susceptible to damp and damp related problems if proper precautions are not taken to prevent this. Caravan care



Garden Moisture Meter










The garden moisture meter helps any avid gardener to measure and monitor many different conditions to ensure that they can maintain healthy growing conditions for both indoor as well as outdoor plants. In order to have healthy thriving plants Garden moisture care



Bonsai Moisture Meter



When you check out the definition of bonsai in the Collins English Dictionary the description you get is “The art of growing dwarfed ornamental varieties of trees or shrubs in small shallow pots by selective pruning”. And additionally “A tree or shrub grown by this method”

There is quite a history behind bonsai growing. The word bonsai is made up of two syllables which mean “tray” and “pot”. Now when you say bonsai out aloud it has a Japanese sounding ring to it, but the characteristics of the word are Chinese. This is appropriate as bonsai growing actually originated in China, but it was the Japanese who refined the art of bonsai gardening and introduced bonsai growing to the Western World. Bonsai moisture meter


Rapitest Moisture Meter


Orchid Moisture Meter



The orchid belongs to a widespread and very diverse family of flowering plants which have fragrant and colourful blooms. Orchids can be found in pretty much every habitat, just excluding the glaciers. The largest concentration of orchids are found in the tropics, particularly in Asia, South America and Central America. Species have also been discovered close to Antarctica.

Orchids are cultivated by many for the enjoyment of their flowers all around the world. The most popular cultivated orchids tend to be those species which are tropical or subtropical. The bee orchid (Ophrys apifera), fragrant orchid (Gymnadenia conopsea) and pyramidal orchid (Anacamptis pyramidal is) are just a couple of species that are commonly found in garden centres for sale. Using the orchid moisture meter

Guide To Buying A Garden Moisture Meter


Any experienced gardener will tell you that it is essential to have many different tools and pieces of equipment to pursue your hobby and reach your goals. The garden moisture meter is just one of these tools, but proves to be most useful. They are designed for both, inside and outside use, to assist you with your planning of day to day watering and detecting any possible soil problems. Buy a moisture meter

Luster Leaf 1820 Rapitest Soil Moisture Meter


Luster Leaf 1825 Rapitest Digital Moisture Meter


Luster Leaf 1827 Rapitest Digital PLUS Moisture Meter


Luster Leaf 1830 Rapitest Moisture and Light Combo Meter


Rapitest 1835 Luster Leaf Digital 3-Way Soil Analyzer


Luster Leaf 1880 Rapitest Electronic 4-Way Analyzer


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For a deeper insight in to all of the Luster Leaf garden and growing solutions one should check out their official website. This website is extremely informative and does also provide some very useful gardening and watering tips.

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Hydroponic Moisture Meter



Hydroponics is a way of growing plants in water, using mineral nutrient solutions and no soil. Terrestrial plants can be grown using such mediums as gravel, mineral wool, expanded clay and rock wool. It was in the 18th century when researchers actually discovered that soil acts as a mineral nutrient reservoir and that soil is in fact not essential to plant growth. Basically, as long as the necessary mineral nutrients are added to a plant's water supply, that plant does not require soil to flourish.  Hydroponics