I plan to spread some lime on my yard to reduce the acidity. We are...

Asked April 6, 2015, 4:33 PM EDT

I plan to spread some lime on my yard to reduce the acidity. We are surrounded by large oaks and have considerable moss in our lawn. How do I know how much lime I should be spreading?

Washington County Minnesota

1 Response

Test the soil to determine whether lime is needed and how much to apply. The following website explains how to prepare soil samples and where to take or send them for testing.
http://soiltest.cfans.umn.edu/how-to-submit-samples/lawn-garden/

Other things such as shade and dampness may need to be adjusted in order to correct the problem. Learn more at the following website:

Moss in Lawns
http://www3.extension.umn.edu/county/benton/county-horticulture-educator/article/moss-lawns