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prashster
09-16-2006, 04:47 PM
I'm conditioning my soil for a lawn near oaks on my property. Is there any harm in using lime to help establish the lawn? Concerned that it'll adversely affect the health of the oaks.

Cass
09-17-2006, 05:34 AM
You can check this out

http://www.ipm.iastate.edu/ipm/hortnews/1997/7-11-1997/pinoak.html

It seems like oaks don't want sweet(limed) soil.

prashster
09-17-2006, 06:50 PM
thanks, Cass. Unfortunately, I realized this AFTER I limed about 80 lbs / 2000sft for the new seed I just planted. I'm thinking of going back to nice, shredded leaf mulch over the coming years. Don't mess w nature!!!