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 this?

A: Soils in different parts of the country react differently to the application of lime. The Georgia Soil Test Handbook, written by University of Georgia experts, recommends liming to correct soil pH for bermudagrass only when it is lower than 5.5. I think 6.2 is fine for your lawn and no liming is necessary.

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