What's your question? Ask

Hyacinth Plant

Q.Adding Lime to a Mulched Garden

Anonymous added on April 6, 2014 | Answered

I’ve stopped tilling my garden every year and have converted to a 100% mulched garden space where I pull the mulch back, dig a hole and fill it with compost and manure, plant and then recover with mulch. I know my soil tends toward acidic and I haven’t added lime the past two years. I also use chopped up oak leaves for my mulch, which I understand are acidic. My question is, is it ok to just spread the lime on top of the mulch and let it leach through into the soil, or should I pull all the mulch off down to bare dirt, spread the lime and mix it in? Any help or insights would be very appreciated!

A.Answers to this queston: Add Answer
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on November 30, -0001

You can move the mulch and mix composted manure and lime, but I would only recommend adding lime if you have had a soil test that recommends that the soil pH is off.

Was this answer useful?

Log in or sign up to help answer this question.

Did you find this helpful? Share it with your friends!

You must be logged into your account to answer a question.

If you don't have an account sign up for an account now.

Looking for more?
here are more questions about...
Hyacinth Plant
Join Us - Sign up to get all the latest gardening tips!

Do you know a lot about gardening?
Become a GKH Gardening Expert