SOLVED: GARDEN SOIL QUESTION

Mountain View, CA

The soil in my native garden is 4.0 . Any ideas to increase the ph. Thanks in advance

Powder Springs, GA(Zone 7b)

Lots of lime OR if you have a fat wallet, dig out the old soil and truck in loads of rich loam. Amending the soil is your best bet but it will take time to get where you want to be.

I have read about some owners who have their yard scraped to a foot or two deep and then dump trucks filled with rich organic soil brought in. This allows the owner to plunge their bare hands to their elbows to plant almost anything. I would be afraid of erosion if the lot was not fairly level though.

Here are the first two articles that came up on "sweetening the soil"

https://www.spring-green.com/blog-add-lime-sweeten-soil/

https://www.baltimoresun.com/features/home/bs-hm-garden-qa-0301-20150226-story.html

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