Moisture Meter

Last updated: November 19, 2021

What Does Moisture Meter Mean?

A moisture meter is an instrument that detects the level of moisture in soil. Moisture meters generally have a scale from 1 – 10 and a color range that denotes the relative soil moisture level. Moisture meters come in several different varieties and can check the moisture level instantly.

Because various plants require different amounts of water to thrive, the use of these instruments can help prevent overwatering or underwatering.


Maximum Yield Explains Moisture Meter

Appropriate moisture levels are very important for growing plants successfully. When plants do not receive the proper amount of water they wilt. However, for many plants an excess of water can be more harmful than a lack of it. All plants require air circulation around the root zone, and require some dry periods. Plants may rot if there is too much moisture present in the soil. With the use of a moisture meter, gardeners can closely monitor the moisture level and water accordingly.

When used regularly, a moisture meter can reduce the need to water plants on a set schedule.


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