Lime

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by accuratelawn, Feb 10, 2001.

  1. accuratelawn

    accuratelawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 922

    As I was out chasing leaves this winter and scouting new areas to market, I saw two lawn companies out spreading lime. This was in January.
    How best to market this application?
    Do you sell a soil test at this time?
    What do you charge for lime application?
    This would provide some needed income late in the season and get me out of the house as well.
     
  2. Lime is useless unless the pH is low. You need to buy at least a simple probe pH testor and determine the pH of the turf you manage.

    Then you can use a simple chart to deterimine the amount of lime needed per application.
     
  3. awm

    awm LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,354

    Leaves can change the soil ph as some are as low as 3.2.
    Ibelieve that was the number for water oak.
    They may have liming w that in mind.
     
  4. Forever Green Lawn

    Forever Green Lawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 279

    Larry's advice is right on. Many people apply lime in the hope that it will cure all sorts of problems with the lawn. It won't unless the ph is low. Most C3 grasses grow best in a range of 6 to 7.

    Scott
     
  5. Garry

    Garry LawnSite Member
    Posts: 184

    Consider correcting soil chemistry to be a good thing no matter when it's done.
     

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