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Garden Lime on Lawn?????

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by NEWINNJ, Mar 29, 2009.


    NEWINNJ LawnSite Member
    Messages: 31

    I recently went to my local big box and bought lime for my lawn (without my glasses). After applying the lime I realized it was garden lime for flowers. I doubt it will hurt my lawn but will it do any good or did I waste my time? Thanks in advance.

    Blind guy in NJ
  2. betmr

    betmr LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,663

    Should be no problem, unless it's Hydrated Lime.
  3. betmr

    betmr LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,663

    Just one question, how do you know you need lime? All too many people in NJ put down lime because everyone else does. You need to get the ph right. You need to do a soil test first, You might need to add Ammonium Nitrate, if the soil is too alkaline or lime if it is too acid.

    You need a soil test to find that out. Too much lime and the grass can't absorb the nutrients, cool season grasses like a ph around 6 - 7, you keep adding lime, without a test, and soon your soil will be too sweet.

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