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What Lime can do

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by inline lawn care, Sep 13, 2007.

  1. inline lawn care

    inline lawn care LawnSite Member
    Posts: 35

    How can lime benefit bermuda turf? When is the best time to apply and how much? Thanks!!!!
  2. cgaengineer

    cgaengineer LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 15,782

    In GA it is typical to lime bermuda, as far as time I think anytime during the growing season and I wouldnt consider the growing season as being now since we have been lacking rain here.
  3. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 21,653

    The late fall application consists of either Dolomitic lime for Bermuda, Zoysia, and Saint Augustine lawns or gypsum for Centipede lawns. Dolomitic lime benefits Bermuda, Zoysia, and Saint Augustine lawns by reducing acidity and supplying the needed amounts of calcium and magnesium to these warm season grasses. Since Centipede grass prefers more acidic conditions, gypsum is used to supply the critical elements of calcium and sulfur without reducing the acidity of the soil.

    Other notes: Yes I copy-and-pasted this, but I do agree with it, just tired of typing it all out every time :)
  4. KTO Enterprises

    KTO Enterprises LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,286

    my girlfriend likes to put a lime in her corona.
    Beer is nasty
  5. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,496

    I love when an answer like this is thrown in to help things out.:) It certainly breaks up the monotony of things, anyway. It makes the reading worthwhile.:drinkup:
  6. KTO Enterprises

    KTO Enterprises LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,286

    When she is having a few coronas, the hormones go into overdrive.

    Therefore lime makes for a better night for me.
  7. Americal Vet

    Americal Vet LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 250

    Not to hijack this thread or anything because it is such a legitimate question which has been answered eloquently.

    Now having said that, you should get your girl friend to try the new Miller Chill. Not too shabby (though I am an unfiltered wheat draft fan).:drinkup:

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