Lime.....anytime a good time?

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by walker-talker, Dec 6, 2003.

  1. walker-talker

    walker-talker LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 4,771

    Received soil test from clients lawn. Recommened 46# per K. Temperatures are low 40's for the high and mid 20's for the low. Lawn is fescue. Is it safe to put lime down now? Should I wait until spring...would it react or would the soil respond better with warmer temps and a spkinkler system running?

    Any advice would be helpful.
  2. T.E.

    T.E. LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 799

    It can take several months for the lime that is put down to be fully worked into the soil. The lawn gets the best from the lime at that point. Put it down before spring. Tony
  3. apply 25lbs now and wait 3 months and apply another 25 lbs

    do you need dolomitic lime or calicitic lime, depends on base saturation or ca and mg

  4. Critical Care

    Critical Care LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,654

    Just wondering if anyone has had luck using lime to neutralize where dogs have gone?
  5. Team Gopher

    Team Gopher LawnSite Platinum Member
    from -
    Messages: 4,040

    Hi Critical Care,

    Here is a quote from this site.

    "The use of gypsum or lime has been advocated but it is uncertain exactly what mechanism this would have in helping prevent urine damage. Improved soil quality over time may result in better drainage and less urine concentration at the grass and root level, but additional information is needed in this area."
  6. Ric

    Ric LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,969

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