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How Much Lime to Add to Water to Raise the PH From 7 to 8?

By Jonathan Budzinski ; Updated September 21, 2017
A soil's pH level directly affects a plant's ability to absorb nutrients and water from the ground.
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To raise the soil's pH level one point, gardeners should add 4 lbs. of lime per 100 square feet of soil. Gardeners can multiply this amount by how many points they need to raise their soil's pH level.


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Jonathan Budzinski started his writing career in 2007. His work appears on websites such as WordGigs. Budzinski specializes in nonprofit topics as he spent two years working with Basic Rights Oregon and WomanSpace. He has received recognition as a Shining Star Talent Scholar in English while studying English at the University of Oregon.