The opposite of acidic is alkaline. Most plants don't like either extreme.
You can kill your grass if you rinse out your wheelbarrow that you mixed
concrete in without diluting the run-off with a lot of water.
I imagine it would take a lot of lime to do that
Highly alkaline soil ties up certain micronutrients, making them
unavailable to the grass plants. Iron, for one. In my part of the
country soils tend to be quite alkaline, and grass, even fertilized
grass, tends to be a more yellowish-green. Get the soil pH lowered,
or provide additional iron, and you can watch the grass turn a
Besides, adding anything your lawn doesn't need just wastes your
time, effort, and money.
application. County extension service (or
state) often have soil test kits and loads of info about lawn care. In
general, sandy soils tend to be
alkaline and soil with lots of leaf waste tend to be acid. Some acid
loving plants, like rhododendron,
might also suffer.
Too alkaline can cause plants to not take up nutrients. I have used
sulfur (ferrous sufate?) to
help acid-loving plants in our sandy yard.
I have not found that so, I acid treated for ferns, rhotodendrons and
dont notice anything but maybe my soil is more to the acid side anyway
even though its neutral. Neutral has a range its not an exact ph point
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