Posts Tagged ‘lime’

Zoysia Grass – Installing in Late August

Q: Is it too late in the year to put in Emerald Zoysia? We have a larger than average yard and will be paying close to $20,000 for this sod. I am concerned that the six-month warranty period we would...

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Raspberry – Leaf Spot

Q: My Dorman Red raspberries appear to have some sort of disease. These spots started after fruiting in June and just about wiped out the fruiting canes. Now all the new leaves on the new canes are starting to get...

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Tomato – High Soil pH

Q: I need help! My tomato plants have something that is spreading from one to the next fairly quickly. The stems are turning chartreuse then yellowing and spreading out. It’s on the top stems. The leaves are then curling under...

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Broom Sedge – Control

Q: How do you get rid of broom sedge in the pasture? A: Broomsedge is a perennial grass that self-seeds rapidly when it finds open soil in a pasture. This plant doesn’t invade a pasture, it just takes advantage of...

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Peonies – Planting

Q: I am about to move to Monroe but I have a lot of peonies that my grandmother and mother gave me many years ago. What do I do to create the best new environment for the peonies? A: Because...

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Blueberry Bushes – Better Flavor

Q: I have six blueberry plants. Two of them have very yellow new leaves and the other plants don’t look so great either. I know this indicates a problem with the pH. In late May I fertilized them with azalea...

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Fescue Lawn- Moss Combat

Q: I have approximately three thousand square feet of fescue lawn. It has lots of moss. I want to put eight hundred pounds of pelletized lime on it to combat the moss. Is that too much? A: I hope you...

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Calcium Carbonate- Usefulness

Q: I have stopped taking calcium carbonate as a nutritional supplement for my bones and now take a better form, calcium citrate. Is there anything that I can do for my yard with the leftover bottles of calcium carbonate? My...

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Soil- Identification

Q: I have a question for you about the soil in my back yard. My Mom told me that the soil is too acidic. So she wants to know how to make it “sweet”. A: When soil is too acidic,...

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Fescue- Liming

Q: Does fescue automatically have to be limed because it’s fescue? My brother doesn’t lime his fescue because he doesn’t have pine trees. He says pine needles are acidic and cause fescue to require liming. A: The only reason to...

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Tulip Bed- Calcium

Q: I’m planting a bed of white tulips, emulating Vita Sackville-West’s idea of a white garden for moonlight viewing. I have a quantity of seashells that I want to use over my bed. Would that be too much calcium in...

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Centipede grass – Lime

Q: I added sixty pounds of lime to my 4000 sq. ft. centipede lawn before some heavy rains. I have now read that lime should not be applied to centipede. Have I ruined my lawn? A: Good news! It usually...

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Lawn pH – Watering

Q: My university soil test says I have a significantly low 4.6 pH. They recommend 45-55 pounds of lime per 1000 sq. ft. Is this enough to raise the pH permanently to 6.5? What is the best time to put...

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Broom sedge – Disposal

Q: How do you get rid of broom sedge in the pasture? A: Broomsedge is a perennial grass that self-seeds rapidly when it finds open soil in a pasture. This plant doesn’t invade a pasture, it just takes advantage of...

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‘Lady in Red’ Hydrangea – Producing Blue Flowers

Q: Why is my ‘Lady in Red’ hydrangea blue? The flowers were red when I bought it but now they are blue. A: The flowers of ‘Lady in Red’ are normally pinkish-white but they turn more lavender if the plant...

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Liming the Lawn – Prupose and When to do it

Q: What is the purpose of liming my lawn and when do I do it? A: The purpose of liming is to help your grass absorb fertilizer efficiently. Most GA soils are acid. In an acidic environment, plant roots don’t...

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Hydranega – Aluminum Sulfate

Q: I think I poisoned my hydrangea bush. When I saw its pink blooms in May, I poured diluted aluminum sulfate directly onto the roots in order to change the acidity of the soil and get the flowers to turn...

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Bermuda Lawn – Proper pH

Q: I have a bermuda lawn. Soil analysis by a private lab shows that the soil pH is 6.2 . My lawn company wants to put down lime to raise the pH to 6.5. Do I really need to do...

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