Friday, January 25, 2013

Does Your Lawn or Garden Need Lime?

Lime can harm blueberries. 
Does your lawn or garden need lime? If you live in southeastern North Carolina the answer to this question is a definite maybe. This is because our soils vary so much from one yard to the next. For some yards, lime needs to be added every few years to keep plants healthy. For others, especially those at the beach, adding lime can harm plants. 

Whether or not you need to add lime depends on your current soil pH and the plants you are trying to grow. The only way to accurately know if you need lime and how much is to submit soil samples for testing to the N.C. Department of Agriculture's soil testing lab in Raleigh. Boxes and forms for packaging samples are available from your local Extension office. Completed samples can be dropped of at any Extension office for delivery to the soil testing lab. Find out more by reading the whole article, posted on the Pender Cooperative Extension website:

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