Soil Acidity and Liming: Basic Information for Farmers and Gardeners

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Nearly all North Carolina soils are naturally acidic and need lime, which neutralizes the acidity, for optimum growth of crops, forages, turf, trees, and many ornamentals. Even though most of these soils have been limed in the past, periodic additions of lime based on soil tests are still needed.

For more information on soil acidity and liming please visit NC State Extension Soil Facts