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Soil Affected by Lime and Cement added on July 8, 2015 | Answered

My small front garden is covered in builders lime and cement due to re-rendering of the house. Will it harm the plants I want to re-populate it with? If so, is there anything I can do to neutralize it?

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Answered on July 9, 2015

I would rake up as much of the construction waste material that you can.
From my own experience rakes and scoop shovels work well.

I would add compost to the soil and till it into the existing soil.
This is the time to amend your soil if you have poor soil.

I also would recommend a soil test. Only then can you tell what you have and how best to treat the soil.

Your local county extension office can help you with a soil test.

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