Don't Add Lime Without a Soil Analysis!

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Don't Add Lime Without a Soil Analysis!

Many lawn care tip sheets tell you to add lime once a year. If your grass is actively growing and responding to fertilizer applications, you don't need to add anything at all. Lime raises soil pH. In some soil conditions, raising pH can cause Iron deficiency problems. With some types of grass, adding lime to your lawn can serious damage or even kill it. Unless you have had your soil analyzed and the results recommend the addition of lime, don't do it.



2/19/2007 6:27:57 AM
miguel said:

the tip indicates that adding lime raises the PH.
What does lime raise? Is it the acidity or the alkalinity level. If it raises a numerical value, what does the value represent?

11/18/2007 9:58:59 AM
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2/23/2008 6:47:05 PM
the internet makes me weep said:

pH is on a numerical scale from 0 to 14. pH of less than 7 is considered acidic, 7 is neutral and above 7 is alkaline. Raising the pH then means making something relatively less acidic or more alkaline than it was before.

7/29/2009 9:36:50 AM
tim said:

A high ph number indicates alkalinity. A low ph number indicates acidity


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