• Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
permaculture forums growies critters building homesteading energy monies kitchen purity ungarbage community wilderness fiber arts art permaculture artisans regional education skip experiences global resources cider press projects digital market permies.com pie forums private forums all forums
this forum made possible by our volunteer staff, including ...
master stewards:
  • Anne Miller
  • r ranson
  • Pearl Sutton
  • Leigh Tate
  • jordan barton
stewards:
  • Nicole Alderman
  • paul wheaton
  • Liv Smith
master gardeners:
  • Carla Burke
  • Jay Angler
  • John F Dean
gardeners:
  • Nancy Reading
  • Beau Davidson
  • Heather Sharpe

how do you change your grass ph without new soil

 
Anonymous
Posts: 0
4
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
How do you change the ph in your soile without haveing to rip up all your grass and soil and have to start new :
 
paul wheaton
steward
Posts: 38168
Location: missoula, montana (zone 4)
hugelkultur trees chicken wofati bee woodworking
  • Likes 1
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Are you trying to go up or go down?
 
                        
Posts: 1
Location: Toronto
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
My lawn company wants to use an application of lime this spring to help the lawn, which is full of weeds. I've heard quick release lime is used in the spring and isn't as good as slow release, which is used in the fall. What do you think?

elaine
 
paul wheaton
steward
Posts: 38168
Location: missoula, montana (zone 4)
hugelkultur trees chicken wofati bee woodworking
  • Likes 1
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
It depends on your current pH.

I prefer the slower release stuff.
 
Melba Streiff
Posts: 8
Location: SW NORTH CAROLINA
3
  • Likes 1
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
The soil ph changes constantly, during the day dependent on temp and moisture, because it influences how active the microbes are.  Feed the microbes (calcium) and they become more active and ph becomes more alkaline.  
Humates may be needed to keep the microbes alive and active also.  
 
AngelinaGianna Maffeo
Posts: 74
Location: North Carolina
28
goat cat duck trees chicken food preservation cooking medical herbs solar homestead ungarbage
  • Likes 1
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Baking soda is cheap and quick and you don't need protective eye gear. You could also get a pair of geese. They keep it trimmed and fertilize it as they go.
 
Mark Van
Posts: 25
Location: 5353 West Lake Road, Burt, NY, US , 14028
3
trees
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
If your soil is alkaline, you can lower the pH by spreading granular elemental sulphur across your grass. Spread 20 pounds of elemental sulphur per 1,000 square feet of lawn space using your garden spreader to lower soil pH by one point. Retest the soil after three months.
 
John Suavecito
gardener
Posts: 3576
429
5
forest garden fungi trees books food preservation bike
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Ag Lime is really cheap. Calculate the appropriate amount.  A soil test can be useful if you don't know the ph.  Then, put on a moderate amount, and let it soak in, then wait and add more.  If you live in a really wet spring climate like mine, you can add the powdered stuff.  It's cheaper.  If you live in a cold, dry windy climate, like, say, Montana, it would be better to use the stuff that's pelletized.
John S
PDX OR
 
Of course, I found a very beautiful couch. Definitely. And this tiny ad:
Work/Trade for the 2022 PDC, PTJ, and SKIP events
https://permies.com/t/166040/experiences/Work-Trade-PDC-PTJ-SKIP
reply
    Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic