Using lime for lawn care is certainly nothing new. Lime has been used for hundreds of years in the farming industry. Lime for lawn care purposes has been an integral part of turfgrass horticulture since its inception and is still heavily relied upon today because of its soil conditioning qualities. Because we know the value of lime for lawn care, Lawn-A-Mat includes lime in our Greenskeeper program at no additional cost! This is just one more reason that we are the best value in the industry.
Lime for Lawn Care
Many soils suffer from low soil pH. Healthy turfgrass requires a a pH between 6.3 and 6.8 which is slightly on the acidic side. Nutrients are more easily metabolized right around neutral or slightly below. A plant that can eat well can grow and prosper while a plant that does not get adequate nutrition will suffer. To raise soil pH an amendment such as limestone is necessary. Limestone generally is available in two forms, powder and granular. Powdery limestone is Calcitic and granular is Dolomitic. The choice you make is determined by adjustment soil test, application equipment and levels of micro nutrients such as magnesium. It takes a lot of each material to make changes in soil pH so be prepared to haul many bags it you have a big lawn. Fortunately limestone in either form is rather affordable and readily available. Also be aware that changes in soil pH can take a long time, sometimes years.
New, Faster Acting Lime for Lawn Care
There are, however, some newer limestone products that work quicker. These speed up the conditioning of the soil and adjust the pH faster than traditional lime for lawn care products. You can trust Lawn-A-Mat to use the best materials available to care for your lawn.
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