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The Best Way to Put Calcium in Garden Soil | Home Guides

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If your plants are showing signs of calcium deficiency, a soil additive can supply the missing nutrient. However, sometimes low levels of calcium in the soil aren’t to blame for plants’ deficiency symptoms. Your soil could contain plenty of calcium, but it isn’t available to the plants. A soil test can indicate whether your soil would benefit from additional calcium and which additive is best. Dig the additive into the soil before planting your plants.

How to Add Calcium to Garden Soil

Limestone or gypsum supply your garden soil with calcium. If your soil is acidic, adding limestone helps boost most vegetable crops by increasing alkalinity. For example, if your soil pH is below 5.5, add 2 to 3 pounds of dolomitic lime per 100 square feet to raise the pH. Apply to your local cooperative extension office for a soil test to determine its pH. Add the lime two

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What Is Art Deco Style? How To Put This Timeless Decor in Your Home

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Much like other mysteriously named decor movements, art deco is one of those styles you hear about again and again—without ever catching exactly what it means.

The art deco design revolution of the 1920s and 1930s symbolized the optimism and rapid change of the industrial age—with an emphasis on clean lines, dramatic shapes, and colorful, ornate surfaces. Think of the swooping curves of classic cars, old-school diners, and the brightly hued buildings along Miami Beach—that’s art deco.

Key features of an art deco home

  • Cubic and other geometric forms

  • Smooth wall surfaces, usually made of stucco
  • Flat roofs

  • Zigzags, chevrons, and other stylized, geometric motifs on facades

  • Highly stylized doorways with metal trim

  • Towers and other vertical projections above the roofline

  • Bands of color

  • Rounded corners

  • Strong sense of line

  • Illusion of pillars

  • Round mirrors

  • Built-in shelves and seating

  • Glass-block walls

Art deco influences

Although the art deco style looked

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