Liming is the process of applying crushed or ground limestone over your lawn to reduce soil acidity and make nutrients available to roots.
Apply lime to your lawn when the soil pH falls below 6.6, and the best time is in early spring. Follow these simple steps to get your lawn ready for planting.
Sudden proliferation of clover, moss, or other common lawn weeds. Weeds are generally acid-loving plants. Dormant seeds will sprout when acidic conditions develop.
Before applying lime to an established lawn, aerate it using a core aerator. The more thoroughly you aerate, the more efficiently the lime will function.
Broadcast the lime evenly over the entire area that requires treatment.
After spreading the lime, it is vital to water the lawn thoroughly to help the lawn lime percolate into the soil.
It may take several weeks for the lime to take effect and for the pH to rise. If you don’t see results, wait at least 6 weeks before retesting the soil pH.
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