I just checked my soil pH here again, and it's still around 8.0. Last summer (late) and again in the fall I applied Dispersul at the recommended rates (high rates) and my pH is still too high! Most of my shrubs I plant just die, the grass does ok in the spring but then craps out during the summer. Iv'e posted other times here about these problems. I was hoping that I was getting a handle on the situation... I'm not sure why my pH is always so high here. I maintain a lot of lawns, and mine has to be one of the worst for plant survival Iv'e seen. My soil is a pretty heavy loam, but not too bad really. Most of my neghibors do not have nice lawns, so it's hard for me to tell if this is just isolated to my little patch of ground or if it's this general area. I'm planning on hitting it with the Dispersul again as soon as this damn snow melts. I wish now I had put it down 2 days ago! Then I put down Miloriginite, which Iv'e been told will help increase microbial activity in the soil. Any suggestions? Please!