Lime and Fertilizer

Asked June 1, 2018, 6:01 PM EDT

I was wondering if there an standard quantity of lime (calcium or magnesium) and fertilizer to use in Potomac. Thanks

Montgomery County Maryland

2 Responses

There is no standard amount of lime to apply. It will depend upon your soil's pH (acidity/alkalinity) and what crop or plants you want to grow. Different plants like varying pH levels, i.e. azaleas, blueberries, and wood plants like a lower pH than lawns and most vegetable crops.

You'll need to get a soil test. Search 'soil test' on our webpage search for how to take a soil sample, what to test for, and where to send it. .

Here is information on liming and how it works: http://extension.umd.edu/news/fall-soil-sampling-and-lime

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There is no standard amount of lime to apply. It will depend upon your soil's pH (acidity/alkalinity) and what crop or plants you want to grow. Different plants like varying pH levels, i.e. azaleas, blueberries, and wood plants like a lower pH than lawns and most vegetable crops.

You'll need to get a soil test. Search 'soil test' on our webpage search for how to take a soil sample, what to test for, and where to send it. .

Here is information on liming and how it works: http://extension.umd.edu/news/fall-soil-sampling-and-lime

ECN