Hydrated Lime quickly raises soil pH (the measure of the degree of acidityor alkalinity of the soil). Adjusting the soil to the proper pH helps plants to grow and strengthen by making it easier for the plant roots to take up nutrients in the soil.
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A pH of 6.5 to 7.0 is considered by many to be "neutral". However, each type of plant has a soil pH that is right for that plant. A soil pH of range of 5.8 to 7.0 is considered suitable for most garden crops and lawns. A soil test should be performed prior to using Hydrated Lime to establish the correct amount to use.