Lime, a Critical Element in Effective Lawn Care

 

Lime Comparison

What is Lime’s Impact on Effective Lawn Care

Maintaining proper soil pH is the easiest way to prevent costly lawn problems. 
It can eliminate the need for expensive fungicides, insecticides and other unnecessary pesticide use in your landscape.

Many homeowners with poor performing lawns have called us for a free lawn evaluation and estimate, and in most cases the problem is low soil pH. 
Low soil pH contributes to thin, patchy, discolored turf that is highly susceptible to disease and insects. Grass requires a soil pH of 6.0 to 6.5. That’s a slightly acidic environment.

Ensuring proper soil pH will make the most of your fertilizer program. 
When pH is optimal, the grass can absorb the necessary essential nutrients in the soil to maintain a healthy strong plant. At low pH, essential nutrients become locked up in the soil and unavailable to be absorbed by the grass. This includes the naturally occurring macronutrients in soil and the nitrogen we apply as part of the fertilizer program. The below chart outlines the effect of pH on nutrient uptake by grass.

pH Effects

The management of soil pH is critical for maintaining a thick, lush, weed-free lawn. 
This can only be accomplished through the application of limestone to your lawn. At Green Edge, lime is a key component of your lawn care program.