Lime Application

 Nearly every homeowner is aware of the importance of applying lime to the home lawn. However, few probably have a complete understanding of why liming can be an important aspect of the home lawn care program.

      Lime is applied to the soil of home lawns to increase the soil pH. Soil pH, a measure of the soil's acidity or alkalinity, can directly influence the vigor and quality of the home lawn. When the pH is below 7.0, the soil is said to be acidic; when above 7.0, it is alkaline. For turfgrasses used in the Northeast US, a soil pH between 6.0 and 7.0 (slightly acidic) is ideal.

      When the soil pH drops below 6.0, a number of nutrients necessary for proper growth become less available for use by the turfgrass plant. As these nutrients become less available, the lawn's color, vigor, and ability to resist (or recover from) heat, drought, or traffic stress will be reduced.

     Applications of lime to raise the soil pH above 6.0 can increase the availability of these nutrients, thus making it easier to maintain the quality and vigor of the lawn. If you would like more information about lime or your lawn, give us a call @ 814.796.1111

  Treating your lawn with lime has many benefits. Lime is applied to the soil of lawns and gardens to increase the soil's pH level. Soil pH, a measure of the soil's acidity or alkalinity, can directly influence the vigor and quality of the soil. When the soil ph is low the nutrients necessary for proper growth become less available for use by the plant. The lawns color, vigor, and ability to resist (or recover from) heat, drought, or traffic stress will be reduced.  

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