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Crushed shell mulch?

Posted by echobelly 10 (My Page) on
Sun, May 11, 14 at 12:15

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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RE: Crushed shell mulch?

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

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