It’s Lime Time
…. no, we don’t mean fruity limes. We’re talking about lime for your lawn!
Lime is a valuable soil amendment that helps plants and lawns flourish by raising soil pH. A low soil pH, or acidic soil, is often the underlying problem when it comes to many common lawn and garden problems. But even with a healthy lawn or garden, liming can improve soil quality, helping plants and grass to flourish.
Liming, or adding lime to soil, has many benefits. Because liming improves the quality of the soil, plants and grass can reap all the benefits of a healthy soil environment. At a neutral pH, existing soil nutrients are unlocked, and readily available for plant uptake. Neutral soil pH allows microbes and worms to prosper, organic matter to break down, and soil to truly become the living environment it desires to be. In addition, fertilizer is more effective at a neutral pH. When acidic soil is corrected, plants and lawns are greener, stronger, use less water, and are more able to resist diseases.
Lime is also an important source of calcium for plants. Just as humans need calcium for healthy teeth and bones, plants need calcium for healthy growth.
We recommend RapidLime from Plant’s Choice, which is a local company in Massachusetts that makes excellent lawn care products. Come visit either of our Garden Center locations and our experts can answer your lawn care questions, and get you set up with the best product for your lawn!