Win a copy of The Ethical Meat Handbook this week in the Food Choices forum!
  • 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 rattlesnake pit projects digital market permies.com private forums code ranch all forums
this forum made possible by our volunteer staff, including ...
Marshals:
  • r ranson
  • Nicole Alderman
  • Pearl Sutton
  • Anne Miller
  • Burra Maluca
  • Joylynn Hardesty
  • Mike Haasl
sheriffs:
  • James Freyr
  • paul wheaton
  • Jocelyn Campbell
saloon keepers:
  • Steve Thorn
bartenders:
  • thomas rubino
  • Carla Burke
  • Greg Martin

how do you change your grass ph without new soil

 
                    
greenhorn
Posts: 0
1
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • 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 :
 
sheriff
Posts: 30280
Location: missoula, montana (zone 4)
hugelkultur trees chicken wofati bee woodworking
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Are you trying to go up or go down?
 
                        
greenhorn
Posts: 1
Location: Toronto
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • 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
sheriff
Posts: 30280
Location: missoula, montana (zone 4)
hugelkultur trees chicken wofati bee woodworking
  • Likes 1
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
It depends on your current pH.

I prefer the slower release stuff.
 
greenhorn
Posts: 8
Location: SW NORTH CAROLINA
3
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • 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.  
 
She'll be back. I'm just gonna wait here. With this tiny ad:
Print Copies of the New Scrounging Book by James Juczak
https://permies.com/t/94426/Print-Copies-Scrounging-Book-James
  • Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
Boost this thread!