It's Time to Lime

October 30, 2019

Proper soil pH is necessary to help produce a healthy lawn. When lime is added
to the soil, it works to increase the soil’s pH, making soil less acidic and more
alkaline.

The preferred time to lime is during late October or early November because the soil has all winter to absorb the lime. You can tell your lawn needs lime if your lawn is overly weedy, weeds thrive in acidic soils. If your fertilizer seems to not be working, acidic soils will keep the grass from properly absorbing the product. Another indicator is if there is an excess appearance of moss in your lawn. Lime needs to be watered in after applied, but weather typically takes care of it on its own. Not all lime is created equal, there are different qualities of lime. Make sure your lawn is getting the best lime available. Our lime not only consists of limestone, it also contains calcium and magnesium.

These compounds are pelletized which break down more quickly than your average lime. You can expect to see the benefits of our lime next summer when your lawn is thicker and greener. Lime is great for Bermuda and Zoysia, but do not put lime on St. Augustine. You can rest assured that you’re getting the best lime with TNT.