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Lime

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Question: 43-5201
I have a lime as a houseplant. When can I fertilize? John, Waterford, CT

Mort's Answer:
Once a year will befine. Late summer or early fall is best. A tablespoon of 5-10-10 fertilizer is good for plants that are in 10 inch or less pots. You should pollinate with a Q-tip, when the flower is ripe.

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Question: 70-5201
When is it a good time to put lime on the lawn? Alice, Norwich, CT

Mort's Answer:
When it is cool in the spring or fall. Apply 200 lbs. of hydrated lime for each 10,000 sq. ft. on established lawns. Ag lime or limestone should only be used on lawns being installed. In New England iron based soils combine with air pollutants to lower ph. Annual applications of hydrated lime for sunny locations and two applications for shady places will raise ph to a sweeter level.

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Question: 1045-1916
Is it necessary to put lime on the lawn in spring? Dorothy, Griswold, CT

Mort's Answer:
In areas like southeastern Connecticut, where the water table is shallow and the soil is acidic, lime will sweeten the soil. I recommend limestone in the fall at a rate of 200 lbs. per 10,000 sq.ft. In the spring you should also use hydrated lime at the same rate, especially if the lawn is shaded. You will never reach the optimum of pH 7.0, but will have more efficient use of your fertilizer and water.

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Question: 219-5201
When is it a good time to put lime on the lawn? Alice, Norwich, CT

Mort's Answer:
When it is cool in the spring or fall. Apply 200 lbs. of hydrated lime for each 10,000 sq. ft. on established lawns. Ag lime or limestone should only be used on lawns being installed. In New England iron based soils combine with air pollutants to lower ph. Annual applications of hydrated lime for sunny locations and two applications for shady places will raise ph to a sweeter level.

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