Crushed shell mulch?

echobellyMay 11, 2014

I just bought a house that has some borders that have been mulched with crushed shell. There is a row of italian cypress and some palmettos growing in it. Someone told me that the crushed shell makes the soil too alkaline which is already a problem here. I'm planning on raking as much of the shell away as I can and replacing it with wood chips. Should I add something to the soil to reduce the alkalinity? The cypress don't look too happy, lots of brown spots.

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zzackey(8b GA)

Have a good soil test done to find out what you need to do. Try your local agricultural center first.

    Bookmark   May 11, 2014 at 1:46PM
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