A healthy looking lawn requires more than just water and sunlight, there is a science behind it. One of the most important factors for a great looking lawn is the condition of the soil where the lawn is growing. More specifically, the pH or the soil. If your pH is too high or too low it can prevent your grass from taking up all of the nutrients it requires to grow. The application of lime (calcium carbonate) can help to regulate the pH of your soil so that it can be a healthy environment for your grass to grow.
Natural Image Property Services is a lawn care and landscaping contractor serving Newark and Licking and Franklin Counties in Ohio. We specialize in the application of lime to lawns of all sizes for both residential and commercial properties. We can test the pH of your soil to determine if an application of lime is needed to improve the look of your lawn.
How Do We Know How Much Lime To Apply?
- The first thing we need to do is test the pH of your soil. If the pH is high then we know lime won’t help correct the problem. If your pH is below 6.0 then an application of lime will help raise the pH into a more optimal range (between 6.0 and 7.0).
- We will also need to inspect your current soil to determine how much sand and/or clay is present as this can help determine how much lime needs to be applied.
When Is The Best Time To Add Lime?
The best time to apply lime is prior to the installation of your lawn so that it can be mixed into the top layer of your soil. If your lawn is already in place then the best time to apply lime is in the spring or fall. If your lawn is already existing it’s also a good idea to aerate the lawn prior to the application of lime as this will ensure the lime penetrates the soil layer quickly.
If you’d like to schedule a consultation with us to discuss the application of lime for your lawn we’d be happy to meet with you. Please call (740) 403-8063 or fill out our online form and we’ll get right back to you.