Spring Lime - The Factor Often Overlooked

It seems like Spring has finally arrived after many days of relentless rain.  Hostas and other perennials are timidly poking up from the cool soil to catch a few warm rays of sunshine.  

Grass is growing in, thick and green.  Or maybe not. If you are experiencing weedy and spotty patches and areas of moss, it may be a sign that the pH balance of your yard is out of whack. One of the primary methods to correct the problem is to add lime to your lawn. 

Lime, containing calcium and magnesium carbonate, works to increase the soils pH, making soil less acidic and more alkaline.  Weeds do love an acidic environment!  Although it won’t happen overnight, liming a neglected lawn may eventually return your grass to a lush green oasis.  Healthy gras will also choke out unwanted weeds.   While it might be too early to plant annuals and the vegetable garden just yet, it’s not too early to apply lime!    An added bonus, a healthy lawn is the first step to good curb appeal!


Peggy Jensen

Peggy Jensen

CENTURY 21 Trident Realty Ltd.
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