Calcitic Lime

Discussion in 'Organic Lawn Care' started by Keegan, Oct 4, 2006.

  1. Keegan

    Keegan LawnSite Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 614

    Where can I buy calcitic lime? I went to my local Lesco dealer who didn't know what I meant.
  2. hmartin

    hmartin LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 590

    lowes, home depot, most anywhere that sell lime. Some people call is Hi-Cal or calcium lime.
  3. If your local lesco dealer doesn't know what it is, it say's alot about his education and background! That would be the last time I visited that dealer as long as he work their!
  4. muddstopper

    muddstopper LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,341

    Tim, I can do one better than that. Yesterday I bought some calcitic pellitized lime from a fertilizer dealer who had never heard of Dolomitic lime. Dolomitic lime is the norm in my area and what everybody else sells and this dealer has never heard of it?????
  5. jdminnc

    jdminnc LawnSite Member
    Messages: 3

    Remember, Hi cal lime doesnt necessarily mean you get more calcium. This is a big movement in lawn care industry. There are still insulubility properties with dolomite as well as calcitic. Both require a release period, could be up to a year or more.:usflag:

  6. jdminnc

    jdminnc LawnSite Member
    Messages: 3

    Mark Twain said: When I was 16, I thought my father was the dumbest person on earth. When I was 26 I realized he was right about everything. My he sure did get smart in 10 years!
  7. more calcium in calicitic lime than dolomitic lime
  8. Prolawnservice

    Prolawnservice LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 612

    I usually look at calcitic lime as having less magnesium than dolomitic has, they both have a good amount of calcium.
  9. true, but I believe calicitic lime is 30% ca, while dolomitic is 20% ca
  10. muddstopper

    muddstopper LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,341

    The dolomite I buy is 21% calcium and 17% magnesium. I believe the calcicitc was 28% calcium. A lot depends on the source the material is mined at. I think Dolomite has to have at least 6%-7% magnesium to be called dolomite. Not 100% sure on that tho.

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