lime

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by bobcatnj, Oct 3, 2005.

  1. bobcatnj

    bobcatnj LawnSite Senior Member
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    what does lime do for a lawn?will lime help burnt lawns from no rain
     
  2. GreenUtah

    GreenUtah LawnSite Senior Member
    from SLC, UT
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    is the question "will lime turn into water?" lol...no, it's meant to correct ph imbalances in soil. Now, if your soil is in desperate imbalance and you are having difficulty with uptake of other nutrients, lime can help in that way, but on it's own, it's not going to bring back dormant lawns.
     
  3. lawnservice

    lawnservice LawnSite Senior Member
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    improve fertilizer performance

    raise soil pH and reduce acidity

    increase microbial activity which helps control thatch

    stimulate root growth

    increase overall plant vigor and health
     
  4. cemars

    cemars LawnSite Senior Member
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    Assuming some soil moisture, that about covers it.
     
  5. cenlo

    cenlo LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ontario
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    How does lime increase microbial activity?
     
  6. cemars

    cemars LawnSite Senior Member
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    Soil microbes are more active in lawns with a neutral pH than an acidic one.
     
  7. khutch

    khutch LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 495

    All pH tests affected (thrown off) by a recent fert. app.?
    Have a lot of clients asking about Lime. Here in Georgia people think it is automatic to seed & lime, but I don't want to spend the time if it is not needed. Also hearing a lot about lime tying up P & K, so thinking lime could be done later in the season, maybe more around December.
     

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