Liming is the practice of applying an agent to reduce soil acidity and raise the pH level. It helps to make soil more favorable for turfgrass growth. One of the most valuable times to apply lime is after aeration because there is plenty of open access to deep down in the soil.
Three Reasons You Should Apply Lime After Aeration
- Lime neutralizes pH
If your soil is too acidic, plants aren’t able to absorb nutrients properly. Lime applications can dramatically improve growing conditions because of the calcium carbonate, which neutralizes your soil’s acidity. Attaining a soil pH reading of 7.0 (neutral) is ideal.
- It adds necessary nutrients
Lime’s main component is calcium carbonate in the form of limestone or chalk, adding calcium and magnesium to the soil. The nutrients help to preserve a lawn’s color and lushness. They even mitigate damage caused by drought, heat, or high traffic—a win-win!
- Lime nourishes essential bacteria
Lime also helps your lawn by providing nourishment to beneficial bacteria present in your soil. It is most effective for this purpose when combined with compost.
Call Us for Lime Treatments after Aeration.
We offer lime applications in the triangle. Your Evergreen Lawn technician will test your soil pH for free to determine the amount of lime and number of applications needed to properly balance your pH. We use granular limestone to reduce the dusty residue that is common with the powdered lime. These granular are held together with a water-soluble substance that dissolves quickly when wet to allow it to absorb deep into your soil. Call us today at 919-374-8788 for a free quote and to schedule a service.