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Wood moisture meter

Concrete moisture meter

The Luster Leaf 1827 soil moisture meter gives the user a digital moisture content reading for soil and even has a built in data base for specific plant species watering requirements. The user can also create their own favourites list within this instrument. The moisture level results are displayed against optimal conditions for that particular plant. There is an extendable cord as well so that you can reach those plants in difficult places. The readout is easy and clear on the digital display and there is an auto off built in feature.





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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. Excess moisture in boat hulls can play havoc



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 your own firwood


Orchid Moisture Meter






The orchid belongs to a widespread and very diverse family of flowering plants which have fragrant and colourful blooms.

The orchid is a temperamental plant and requires great attention



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. Excess moisture within a caravan can cause mold growth



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 meters help monitor your plant watering levels



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.  Meter for bonsai


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. Read up on growing and caring for orchids

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. Which is the best moisture meter to purchase

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


Additional Information On The Rapitest 1827 Moisture Meter

Use this meter only in soil and do not place the probe in to any liquids. To use the 1825 moisture meter simply press the power button on. Then insert the probe vertically if you can, in to the pot where you wish to test the soil.

Ideally you want the probe to be halfway between the edge of the pot and the plant stem. Push the probe about half way down in to the pot and take a couple of readings to ensure a more accurate reading. When the readings show up on the LCD display, wait until the reading has been constant for about 4 seconds then note it. Take the probe out of the soil and wipe it clean and dry.

This moisture meter has been designed for test readings and should not be left in contact with moisture for an extended period of time. Do not leave this moisture meter permanently in the soil. The meter has an inbuilt power saving device and it will turn itself off after about 2 minutes of inactivity.



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.