Daylily pH Tests and Actions to Take

Yard

3/28/2021

LocationReading, 9/28/2020Reading 3/28/2021TargetSpread-9/28/2020Spread 2021
Bed Next to Old Azaleas in Bk Yard
– West End Daylily section5.4, 5.9, 6.25.7, 6.46.0 to 6.51 C½C on west side
– East End Daylily section6.0, 6.06.1, 6.46.0 to 6.5OKOK
Bay Tree Bed
– At Daylilies6.05.8, 5.76.0 to 6.5OK
– At RosesE- 6.8
W- 6.2
E-6.0, 6.2
W – 5.5, 5.6
5.5 – 7.0 for Roses 6.5 opt.OK
Orchard Bed at 4-Brd Fence
– South Daylily section6.06.0 to 6.5
– South Center Daylily section5.9 & 6.0N – 4.5
C – 5.4
S – 5.8
6.0 to 6.5
– North Center Daylily section6.7 & 5.5N – 6.1
C – 6.6
S – 5.5
6.0 to 6.51/2 C
– At Rose & Butterfly Plant4.94.4, 4.25.5–7.0 for Roses 6.5 opt.3/4 C at rose
SE Corner of Front Yard – Hydrangeas4.8Front 2 – 5.9
Mophead- 5.0
< 6.0OK
Crepe Myrtles along the Road
– #2 east & west5.6 & 5.95.0 to 6.5OK
Daylilies east & west6.3 & 4.4E – 4.9
W – 6.2
6.0 to 6.51/2 C @ west
– #3 east side5.25.0 to 6.51/2 C
Daylilies east & west6.0 & 5.9E – 6.0
W – 3.8
6.0 to 6.51/2 C
– #4 east & west sides4.2 & 5.35.0 to 6.51/2 C east
Daylilies east & west6.4 & 5.6E – 4.0
W – 5.8
6.0 to 6.51/2 C west
– #5 east & west sides4.2 & 4.85.0 to 6.51 C ea side
Daylilies east & west4.5 & 5.4E – 5.6
W – 5.2
6.0 to 6.51/2 C each
– #6 east & west sides4.8 & 6.25.0 to 6.51 C east
Daylilies east & west5.2 & 5.4E – 5.8
W – 5.1
6.0 to 6.51/2 C each
– #7 east & west sides5.0 & 5.05.0 to 6.51/2 C each side
Daylilies east & west5.2 & 5.35.86.0 to 6.51/2 C each
– #8 east & west5.8 & 5.65.0 to 6.5OK
Driveway Gate Beds
– East side5.85.5 – 7.0 for Roses 6.5 opt. Spirea: 4.0 to 7.0OK
– West side5.55.5 – 7.0 for Roses 6.5 opt. Spirea: 4.0 to 7.0OK
Daylily Bed at Pond Gate
– East6.05.56.0 to 6.5Light scatter
– West5.85.86.0 to 6.52 C scattered
Lady Bed
S-W-N-E: 5.8, 6.2, 6.2, 5.84.9/5.2, 4.9, 5.6, 5.86.0 to 6.51 C each E & S
Martin House Bed
– South – North6.2, 6.4N – 6.4
S – 5.8
SW cnr – 5.4
SEQ Cnr – 6.5
6.0 to 6.5OK
Blueberries
– North – Center – South6.0 – 6.5 – 5.84.0 – 5.5Sulphur
Driveway Bed at Bird Feeder
– North – Center – South5.9 – 5.8 – 5.75.5 – 7.0 for Roses 6.5 opt.OK
Back Yard
Meter-Wall Bed
— Gardinias: N-S6.0-6.15.0-6.5OK
— Hibiscus at Meter5.55.5 – 7OK
— Hydrangeas: N-Ct-S5.7 – 6.4 – 5.4< 6.0
— At Basil/Stoop5.85.5 – 6.5OK
Hydrangea & Camellia At Water Heater4.9 & 5.0< 6.0
Alt Advice here 5.8 to 6.5
OK
– At AC6.4 west & 5.5 @Tom red blooming Azalea & pink blooming rose.Rose – 5.5–7.0, 6.5 opt.
Azalea – 4.5-6.0
OK
– Gardenias at SE corner/NE Hse corner5.85.0 – 6.5OK
Office at Dbl Window4.9 Blooming Azalea4.5 – 6.0OK
Bed along House in Front Yard
– Office Window5.7 W & 6.4 Ct.5.5–7.0 for Roses 6.5 opt.OK
– At Knock Outs6.2 – 5.8 – 5.65.5 and 6.5OK
– At Pardon Me Daylily5.66.0 to 6.5
– KO’s at Picture window6.6 near grass ; 5.8 between rose and gardenia5.5 and 6.5OK
– Btw Daylily & Hydrangea5.4 & 5.6< 6.0 for HydrangeasOK
Bed Under Kitchen Window
– At Knock Out on south end5.25.5 to 6.51/2 C scattered
– Near hose bib5.21/2 C scattered
Herb Bed
– E. at Marjoram5.46.0 – 8.01 C
– Center and West 6.4 & 6.1Basil – 5.5-6.5
Rosemary – 5.0-6.0

Thyme – 5.5-7.0
OK
Frescati, N-W-S-E, 6′ from trunk5.4 – 5.4 – 5.7 – 4.86.1 – 6.5

From SFGateAccording to the University of California Vegetable Research and Information Center, the rate of application to raise the pH level two points in 1 square foot of garden space is 4 tablespoons of lime. [¼ cup]

To Raise pH 1 point:

1 SF2 tblsp
4 SF – 2’x2′½ cup
8 SF – 2’x4′1 cup
16 SF – 4’x4′1 pt.

The quantities applied 9/28/2020 in each location cited above in the “Spread” column were set for daylilies as being the center point of a 2′ x 2′ area; i.e. ½C, if the adjustment needed was 1 point. Larger areas with more plants were addressed similarly. The application quantities for March 2021 were established based on the same plan.

NOTE – The amount spread on 9/28/2020 was intentionally about half the full amount for the larger areas. The concern was to not apply too much and check 5 months later; i.e. the readings taken for this post, and apply more where needed.


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