I just got a truck load full of limestone that I wanted to use as borders around my garden, wild areas and trees. It has a powdery lime residue all over, that is very akaline. I suspect my soil is acidic, it's clayey and weedy, but I'm not sure. I don't want to bother with soil tests and all that, I just have zero experience with lime. Will it hurt any of my plants or radically change my ecosystem? I suspect I'm probably overly afraid. I was thinking using it as borders and having some of the lime slowly leach off would actually balance out my soil. Is there an easy way to get a soil test? The yard is full of crabgrass, mock strawberries, dandelions, narrow leaf plainaints and white clover.
I'm unloading a pile of rocks right now and I find myself crippled with eco-fear. I don't know if what I'm doing is good or bad. I hate that.
thanks for any input.