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Nick



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 30, 14 10:03 am    Post subject:  Reply with quote    

What would large scale addition of lime to my drive do to the water beneath, that ends up in my well?

wellington womble



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 30, 14 10:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Give you limescale.

Nick



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 30, 14 10:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Yeah, we plenty of that already. I mean if it kills plants, does it harm other things?

Eta. Can't find anything to suggest it kills weeds, just raises the pH. Not so good for drinking water.

Rob R



Joined: 28 Oct 2004
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 30, 14 11:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

onemanband wrote:
RichardW wrote:
I thought that adding lime was the standard method for keeping weeds down?


Not heard of that. Makes sense. I have an old bag of lime and a weedy area (despite a foot of hardcore, the lack of traffic means the adjacent planted area soon colonizes it)
I shall report back next year


It doesn't work - we've got weeds growing on 18 inch of limestone.

Mistress Rose



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 31, 14 9:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Depends on what 'lime' you are using. Calcium hydroxide will raise the pH and is not a good idea for drinking water. For anyone living in an acid soil area, it will be neutralised, but slowly.

Chalk or limestone are basically a mixture of calcium carbonate, calcium bicarbonate and calcium sulphate with a few other things thrown in. They are a lot less alkaline, and will only affect plants that are lime intolerant.

From what you have posted Nick, I don't think any sort of lime on your drive is going to stop the weeds, and won't be good for your well.

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