How To Fix Your Soil pH Easily
One of the biggest questions we get is “how do I raise the pH in my soil” or on the flip side “how do a lower the pH in my soil?” If you have taken a soil test, you have the data telling you where your pH sits. You’ve also been told “get this fixed”, but that has been a sometimes confusing, often gray area. Just getting “lime” or “elemental sulfur” isn’t always easy, until now.
Why Adjust Your pH?
Grass likes to grow in soil with a pH between 6 and 7.3.
When outside of these parameters, nutrients in the soil can be “locked up” and therefore are unavailable for the grassroots to utilize them. So if your pH is either too acidic (low) or too alkaline (high) then you may not be getting the maximum benefit from your soil or from the fertilizer that you apply. The good news is, now there is an easy way to move your pH up or down and it comes from our partner, Jonathan Green.
If you have low pH soil: If your current reading is below 6.2 (acidic) and you want to raise it, you want to grab a bag of MAG-I-CAL PLUS Soil Food for Lawns in Acidic & Hard Soil (black bag) to start moving upwards. Apply now and again next year in spring and fall and then retest the following year and see how you did. One 18 lb bag will cover 5,000sq ft.
If you have high pH soil: If your current reading is above 7.3 (alkaline) and you want to lower it, you want to grab a bag of theMAG-I-CAL PLUS Soil Food for Lawns in Alkaline & Hard Soil (purple bag) to start moving it downwards. Same as above, apply this now, and then again next year in spring and fall then retest the following year and see how you did. One 18 lb bag will cover 5,000 sq ft.
Here is a picture of the two next to each other:
We cannot do returns - the shipping back and forth costs way too much so be sure that you read the description and look at the pics.
2 applications per year are recommended, but in extreme cases, 4 per year may be needed. This product will not burn your lawn, no fear!
Keywords: pH, adjust, lime, soil amendment, raise, lower