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 soil lime lime recomendation how much lime to apply

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

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