Washington Tree and Lawn Care Lime Treatment
Spring is right around the corner, meaning that the time for our luscious, green lawns to burst back to life is almost here. Of course, achieving a lawn that looks and feels stunning often requires a little bit of effort. With that said, one of the simplest and most beneficial things you can do for your lawn is lime treatment.
What Does Lime Treatment do for Your Lawn?
In many areas, the soil is simply too acidic for optimum grass growth. Try as you might, it's difficult to grow a great looking lawn if the pH level of your soil is off.
By having lime applied to your lawn, you can lower the acidity of your soil and optimize growing conditions. Achieving the proper pH level in your lawn's soil will allow the roots of your grass to better develop, will make the nutrients in the soil more available to the plants, will reduce thatch buildup, and will also lead to fewer weeds as weeds often grow best in acidic soil. As you can see, this is a wide range of benefits, making liming one of the best things you can do to encourage grass growth and discourage nuisances such as weeds and thatch. In the end, treatment using lime is a simple process that can make a huge difference in the quality of your grass.
Do I Need Lime Treatment?
Not every lawn requires lime treatment in order to achieve the proper pH balance. However, many do. To know for sure whether your lawn needs treatment or not, you can easily test the PH of your soil using a pH testing kit like those which are readily available in home improvement stores everywhere. You can also contact our lawn care experts at Washington Tree and Lawn Care to schedule a professional testing.
Lawn grass grows best in soil that has a pH level between 6 and 7. If the pH of your soil tests below 5.5, it is likely too acidic for optimum growth of your grass, and lime treatment is recommended.
When to do Lime Treatment?
If the pH of your soil is too acidic, we recommend that you have your lawn lime treated sometime between late fall and early spring. This timeframe for treatment ensures that your lawn has time to absorb the lime into the soil before the mid-spring to late-summer months where your grass will need nutrients the most.
There are a few times when you may want to hold off on treatment, though, as it's not recommended to apply lime to your lawn if the ground is soggy, if the grass is still dry, or if there is frost on the ground. Most of these situations, however, are temporary, and you shouldn't have a hard time finding an optimum window for applying lime to your lawn. Washington Tree and Lawn Care know the absolute best times to apply lime to your lawn. Contact us and we will help you set up an appointment for treatment.
Liming a lawn is a simple step that can make a big difference. If you're ready to take your lawn to the next level this spring and summer, adjusting the pH of your soil with lime may be the best way to go.
To get started with the process of liming your lawn, be sure to contact us today
for a free estimate!