Soil for Evergreen Shrubs
Evergreen Shrubs tend to like acidic soil. They are the healthiest when grown in acidic soils because they can absorb nutrients better. If you have basic soil you can acidify your soil (lower the soil pH) by amending with elemental sulfur. For healthy soil that is neutral or only slightly basic, adding organic material, like manure, peat moss, or compost, may do the trick. Mulching with pine bark or pine mulch also helps to acidify the soil as it breaks down. Be sure to keep the soil moist with a deep watering a couple times per week for the first 2 to 3 months while your bushes are establishing.