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Answer: Hydrated lime (calcium hydroxide (Ca(OH)2) is a strong base and it will quickly raise the pH of your soil although it will also likely damage your plants and soil. Dolomite (CaMg(CO3)2) is better to use in a garden as it is less likely to damage existing plants or soil and will also add calcium and magnesium to the soil. It is best to stay away from hydrated lime and use products which are specifically designed to be used in your garden.
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