Espoma Organic Lightning Lime Lawn Food

Espoma Organic Lightning Lime Lawn Food

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Product Overview

Espoma Organic Lightning Lime Lawn Food is formulated to help you grow a healthier and greener lawn. It contains a special blend of organic ingredients which is effective in correcting acidic soil and adjusting the soil pH in as fast as 6 to 8 weeks. The lime is treated with natural humic acid, to help the plants and soil turn the calcium into a usable form. It also features a dust-free formula and pelletized limestone for an easier application. Guaranteed to be safe to use around pets and kids, the product comes in a 30-pound bag which covers up to 5,000 sq. ft.

Features and Specs

Active Ingredient Calcitic lime
For use in Established turf or when installing a new lawn from seed or sod, flowers, vegetables, trees and shrubs.
Application Place the product in a spreader and spread it across the desired area.
Pet safe Yes, if followed by directions on label.
Special Features 5 times the coverage of regular pelletized limestone.
Dust Free formula which helps adjusts pH fast (just 6-8 weeks).
Approved for organic gardening.
Shipping Weight 30.00 lbs
Manufacturer The Espoma Company (Mfg. Number: LL30)
UPC 050197060301



Calcium (Ca): 38.00%
Magnesium (Mg): 0.40%
Minimum Calcium Carbonate (CaCO3): 95.00%
Minimum Magnesium Carbonate (MgCO3): 0.40%
Calcium Carbonate Equivalent (CCE): 91.00%
Effective Neutralizing Value (ENV): 88.27%
ECC: 81.73%
1,980 lbs = 1 ton of standard lime

Derived from: Calcium Carbonate
2% Humic Acid from Plant Extracts.
Humic Acid acts as a complexing agent.
8% Lignin Sulfonate as a binding agent.


To save money I often like to purchase larger sizes of the products I use and store them. Do Esposma products have a shelf life that would prevent me from doing this?

  • Espoma products are complex blends of natural organics. As long as the materials are kept dry they should retain their effectiveness indefinitely. Store unused product in the original container in a cool dry location out of reach of children and pets.

I've already applied new mulch. How should I feed now?

  • The products are best applied prior to adding mulch. If you have already mulched you have two options. First, you can pull the mulch away, apply the plant food, and re-mulch. If this is not desirable you can apply directly onto the mulch, but you will need to double the application rate. This is needed because the mulch is decomposing and this decomposition process will take nutrients from the plant food application. To ensure your plants get the food the higher rate is required.

What is the shelf life of the producs?

  • When stored dry the fertilizer materials have an almost unlimited shelf life. The Bio-tone microbes are best use prior to the ‘Best by’ date printed on the bag. If the material becomes wet during storage there may be some degradation of the nutrient value and the material may form clumps. You can still apply this material to your garden. Use a tool to break the clumps of plant food and allow it to dry as much as possible. Apply the product as you would the unaffected product.

Will over applying hurt my plants?

  • We always recommend that users follow the recommended rates of application on each bag. However, as the tones are all blends of all natural and organic ingredients there is a wide margin of error built in. This is due to the slow release and low salt content of these ingredients. If you feel you have over applied, water the plants thoroughly.

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I would like to use Yard Mastery Starter Fertilizer 12-12-12, can I also use Espoma Organic Lightning Lime Lawn Food and when?

I would like to use this product because the ph balance in my yard is very acidic so I wanted to know when I can use this with or after I use the fertilizer


Espoma Organic Lightning Lime Lawn Food can be applied around the same time as other fertilizers if needed.

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