If you have been tending your lawn for a while, you probably might have heard about pH level balancing and liming. To have a beautiful lawn, you need to test your soil’s pH level timely and adjust it accordingly. Liming, on the other hand, can be beneficial for your acidic lawn. If you live in a rainy area where acid-loving plants like camellias and rhododendrons grow, your soil is probably acidic and needs liming.
This article will show you the method of pH level balancing and tips to lime your lawn.
Why your soil pH level matters?
Generally, depending upon what type of turf you have, your soil’s pH level should be around 6.0 to 6.5 to 7.0, for your lawn. A pH level below 6 can be considered acidic. If it’s above 7, it can be considered alkaline. Levels between 6 and 7 are considered neutral. An acidic lawn can be adjusted with lime. Application of lime can also help keep thatch from building up.
Since spring is a good time for a soil test, you can apply lime between fall and early spring. Avoid spreading lime on a dry, wilted lawn or a damp, wet lawn. Avoid liming during frosty weather. In case you haven’t planted grass seed yet, lime your soil just before you plant.
Hopefully, the information can help you maintain a beautiful garden.