how much lime

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by JML, Jan 29, 2002.

  1. JML

    JML LawnSite Senior Member
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    One of my customers has a 6 acre property with a ph of 5.0. How much lime do i need to put down to correct it? I am in central new jersey. Thanks

  2. groundsguy1970

    groundsguy1970 Banned
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    It takes a long time to adjust PH and I would recommend 50lbs/1000 in the Fall, and then 25 lbs/1000 in the Spring. Do this for several years.........PH is SLOW to's NOT a lightbulb. PH Adjustment is part of IPM.:)
  3. Ricky

    Ricky LawnSite Member
    Posts: 154

    I have a friend that had 4.4 pH. The UK extension service said to apply 270 lbs. per K. They said 100 lbs. now, 100 lbs. in 3 to 6 months, then 70 lbs. in 3 to 6 months after that. I know that goes against the recommendation of many here. Many will say not to apply that much at one time. But........... :)
  4. tremor

    tremor LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,476

    Depends on the buffer pH. Can you post all the soil test result data?

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