Why liming the garden?
There are many questions about liming. When to liming? Why liming and which plants not to liming?
How often should we liming be done? And should you liming after fertilizing? In this blog, I want to answer your questions first. There are a number of reasons why it is best to liming.
Maintains the right level of acidity
Prevents moss growth
Better absorption of fertilizers
Improve your soil structure
Want to know the pH value? You can have your soil tested first, but you can also measure the pH value of your soil yourself with a pH meter. Your soil naturally acidifies and it is important for your plants to know this. Regular liming remedies this. There are acid-loving and lime-loving plants, it is important that they are in the right soil.
A pH <7: acidic soil
A pH =7: neutral soil
Is your pH >7: chalky soil
Next, most plants do well in a neutral soil. Acid-loving plants such as hydrangea and rhododendron do not do well in a chalky soil. Conversely, lime-loving plants such as roses and boxwood do not do well in acid soil.
You can make an acid soil less acid by spreading lime. However, with a soil improver you can make a calcium-rich soil more acidic.
So regularly measure the pH of your soil and take measures.
With a normal maintenance lime you need about 1 kg / 10 m2. But finally, check the packaging for the right dose.