lime - Knowledgebase Question

Rensselaer, Ne
Question by rnugent1
May 29, 2010
What flowers, trees, shrubs or anything else do you use lime on?
Thanks, Ramona.

Answer from NGA
May 29, 2010


Lime changes the soil's pH (acidity or alkalinity) and whether or not you need to use lime in your garden depends upon your soil's pH and the types of plants you are growing. Some plants, such as rhododendrons and blueberries appreciate an acidic soil and others are quite happy in a neutral to slightly alkaline soil. There's a list of plants with pH preferences compiled by Rutger's Coopertive Extension that might be helpful to you. Here's the web address of the publication:

Before liming, you'll want to test your soil pH. Hope you find this publication helpful.

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