Every plant has an ideal soil environment for optimum growth. One of the measurements is the soil's pH level. Either a soil is completely neutral, more acidic or more alkaline. Certain parts of the country, because of the geology of the land is either too acidic or too alkaline. Here in Georgia and South Carolina, our soils have more often than not, a pH level that is too low for optimum growth of turf grass. This can easily be corrected by applying a special application of pulverized lime to your lawn.
While liming has its place in proper lawn maintenance, it should only be applied when needed to correct an acidic soil to create a better growing environment for your grass, but only after a professional soil test. Our lawn care specialists at Turf Pride Lawn Care will perform the tests properly and, based on the results, apply the correct soil amendments to get the most out of the nutrients being applied to your lawn.
Adding lime to the soil's surface will in a short period of time, work its way down into that layer of top soil where the roots of your turfgrass are most active. Here the lime will break down and help balance the soil's pH level to that optimum growth range for growing grass. Some types of grass, such as Centipedes and St. Augustine, prefer a more acidic soil, so it is important to let our experts test your soil before any treatment is applied.
Lime can be applied either in the spring or fall, but we prefer to apply it in the fall.