Can I lime now?

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by jetsfan68, Mar 26, 2007.

  1. jetsfan68

    jetsfan68 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 9

    I live in NJ and ground is still wet and fairly cold. Is it too early to spread lime?
  2. Puttinggreens

    Puttinggreens LawnSite Senior Member
    Male, from southeast PA
    Messages: 398

    No, lime at will!!
  3. DiyDave

    DiyDave LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,695

    Lime anytime! I've even limed over snow.
  4. Dreams To Designs

    Dreams To Designs LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,406

    The moisture in the soil will aid in the lime being carried down into the root zone. Just use the correct amount of lime according to the soil test and the correct type of lime. Most soils in NJ do not need Dolomitic lime, as the mineral in the dolomite is present in abundance, but your soil test will tell you that.

  5. ACutAboveNC

    ACutAboveNC LawnSite Member
    Messages: 88

    Do not put down all the lime at once though if it is over 50 lbs or you will cause more problems than before. It is recommended that you put lime down at no more than 50 lbs per 1000 at any one time and at no less than 6 months between applications. You will see results from your lime, even if you only put out half or a third of the recommended amount according to the soil test.

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