Hydrated Lime 5 Lb.
Hydrated Lime quickly raises soil pH (the measure of the degree of acidity or alkalinity of the soil). Adjusting the soil to proper pH helps plants to grow and strengthen by making it easier for the plant roots to take up nutrients in the soil.
A pH of 6.5 to 7.0 is considered by many to be "neutral". However, each type of plant has a soil pH that is right for the plant. A soil pH range of 5.8 to 7.0 is considered suitable for most garden crops and lawns. A soil test should be performed prior to using Hydrated Lime to establish the correct amount to use.
Directions For Use:
Gardens: Bonide's Hydrated Lime can be applied anytime during the growing season. Test soil pH level. Use the results of your soil test to determine how much you wish to change the pH level of your soil. A soil pH level of 6.5 is best for most gardens. Generally, 3.5 lbs. Of Hydrated Lime per 70 sq. ft. will raise the pH unit measure one point on the pH scale. Wearing gardening gloves, work in Bonide's Hydrated Lime around each plant. Do not mix with fertilizers before using. Water normally.
Potted Plants: Once a year, mix one (1) tablespoon of Bonide's Hydrated Lime in one gallon of water and apply as you would normally water.
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