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Dead Lawn--Fix Ph under evergreen trees. Answered

Coniferous trees (pines, etc) acidify soil under em. Lawn doesn't cope wit this too well.

Dump your old boxes of baking soda from freezer/fridge under pine tree. It works. Grass grows better.

I'd do an -ible, but didn't bother to take pics. If you try it, maybe take before + after pics and post an -ible.

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Toga_Dan

5 years ago

Concrete (made of limestone) is also a base. On occassion, i've had a bag that was old, I suspected it might have gotten damp. I've therefore dumped it in the compost. Compost gets acidic if not aerated properly.

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lemonie

5 years ago

Yes, Wood ash is alkaline and it counts as natural and sustainable.

: )

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lemonie

5 years ago

How about burning dead bits of tree (like pine-needles) to wood-ash and using that?

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Toga_Danlemonie

Reply 5 years ago

Good idea. That should work. Wood ash is alkaline. Good place to empty the charcoal grill + fireplace ashes. (just make sure they're cold!!!)

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Toga_Dan

5 years ago

It's been too long since I took Chem. That should be pH, not Ph. Doh!