Lime “sweetens” your soil. In the areas where soil is naturally “sour” (acid), lime is extremely important for growing healthy turf. Lime helps improve lawn color and density, helps to control thatch, and increases root development.
Our lime application helps to keep the chemistry of your soil in balance so that you can have, and enjoy, a thicker, greener, healthier lawn.
When your soil pH is too low (acid), it needs lime to bring it back into balance. Soil that is too acid causes “fertilizer lock-up.” This means that fertilizer and important micro-nutrients become locked up in the soil and are unavailable to the grass plants. Many lawns on wooded lots and newer construction lawn are very problematic when it comes to low pH soils.
Lock-up may result in grass becoming thin and yellow, thatch building up faster, and root growth slowing down.
A lawn in this condition is called “unthrifty,” because even when properly fertilized, it can’t make use of the plant food applied to become thick and stay green.
We suggest annual liming for acid soils. It helps everything else we do work even better. That’s what makes lime such a great lawn value for you.
Generally the most effective times for a lime application is late spring and early fall. We try to schedule the majority of our lime applications in these optimum windows.
Changing the soil pH is not an overnight process. It can take several seasons to see full recovery. But, as the pH rises you will definitely see better results from the lawn as the “locked up” fertilizer is made available to the grass and it greens up and thickens.
No problem. We can conduct a soil test that will let us know the current condition of the lawn. This test includes the pH and also lists the levels of vital nutrients that are currently in the soil.