Applying lime to your turf will raise the pH in the soil. The lower the pH of soil, the greater the acidity. A small decline in pH can result in a large increase in soluble aluminium. This restricts access to water and nutrients. Nutrients such as calcium and magnesium strengthen the turf against heat, drought, and other environmental stresses. When a lawn has weeds or patchy spots, or is turning yellow, it can be a key indicator that your soil could be too acidic or is deficient in calcium and magnesium. Lime returns these nutrients to the soil and restores the damage.
As a part of our program our clients receive an annual maintenance application of lime. This helps us ensure the lawns are properly conditioned to fully receive the nutrients from our fertilizer applications.