The quest for healthy green grass is imperative for many homeowners. Nothing beats the look or feel of a well-kept lawn, plus it provides the perfect backdrop for social events and quality family time. Cultivating a great yard goes deeper than mowing, watering and occasionally spraying a few weeds. Those perfect lawns you admire – and maybe envy – undergo rigorous lawn care services at regular intervals.
People tend to focus on the outward appearance of the grass, but it’s even more vital to check the ground it grows in. On the pH scale of 1 to 14, the soil sweet spot is between 5.5 – 7.2. High acidity can suffocate grass from nutrients, reduce the effectiveness of fertilizer and leave grass susceptible to diseases. GREENSKEEPER Professional Lawn Care has the knowledge to adjust things with the application of limestone to help balance out the soil’s pH.
The knowledge of liming is shared as neighbors swap advice or generations pass down practices, but it remains generally under appreciated. Not many people realize that lime can resolve numerous yard issues, not just for grass but also with your landscaping, gardens and flower beds. Lime is a soil amendment made from ground limestone and consists mainly of calcium carbonate and magnesium carbonate. Turfgrass uses many different minerals, and when the pH level of soil drops, it inhibits the availability of necessary nutrients. So a heavy, granular dose of limestone will balance the soil pH levels and allow easier digestion of nutrients.
Living in Pennsylvania, you may already know that acidic soils can be a challenge in our part of the country. Fertilization of lawns causes the pH of the lawn to become even more acidic. By applying limestone, you can bring the pH level back down to a natural balance which allows grass to prosper. However, pH balance is not the only benefit that lime application has on lawns:
Applying lime to the grass fits with everything else we do outdoors to prepare your lawn for winter. We maintain that fall is the best time to lime lawns because rain, snow and cycles of freezing and thawing help lime break down and begin to work. A rotary-type spreader probably gives the best and most consistent application without much clogging. You may own or be able to rig a tool that will do the job, but why not trust the experts at GREENSKEEPER to take care of it for you?
Rest assured that you can achieve better backyard healthiness with consistent lime treatment for your lawn. Limestone Services will prevent the buildup of harmful lawn toxins and it can also safely improve the calcium levels in your soil. By liming your lawn when it’s needed, you help ensure your grass gets the nutrients and advantages it needs for lush, healthy, beautiful growth. Remember that lime is not an immediate-gratification application. It’s more like an investment in the long-term health and beauty of your lawn, but it does pay dividends well into the future.
GREENSKEEPER Professional Lawn Care has been beautifying lawns in Pennsylvania for over 50 years and we take pride in our roster of satisfied customers. Our experienced lawn care technicians will apply the very best quality, safe and effective products at just the right time to establish and maintain your beautiful lawn. As a vital part of the Lawn Care Service Program, Limestone Application treatments to your grass can make all the difference because it helps everything we do work better. Submit our online form or call us at 215-938-8440 and we’ll contact you asap to set up a no-obligation appointment to learn more about our Limestone Application services!