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how do you change your grass ph without new soil

 
                    
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How do you change the ph in your soile without haveing to rip up all your grass and soil and have to start new :
 
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Are you trying to go up or go down?
 
                        
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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?

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It depends on your current pH.

I prefer the slower release stuff.
 
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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.  
 
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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.
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