Southern highbush varieties thrive on acidic soils, which contain more organic matter than is usually found in soils. Planting blueberries in mounds or beds is the preferred method of home gardeners. Most home gardeners purchase peat bails (cubes) from their local home and garden center and simply add an organic fertilizer which helps bring the PH to a correct level. A soil PH of between 4.0-5.0 will produce the best results. In areas where blueberry plants have been heavily mulched for several years, it is not uncommon to observe most of the fibrous roots growing in the decomposed litter above the natural soil. Once established blueberry bushes have very few pests. Enjoy the wonderful and bountiful blueberry bush.