Hi-Yield Fast Acting Lime is the ideal solution to soils with low acid pH. It helps increase the pH of soils, producing a proper soil environment for lawns and turfs. May be used on flower gardens, ornamental beds, vegetable gardens, and lawns. The Hi-Yield Fast Acting Lime promotes the effectiveness of fertilizers and boosts the availability of nutrients for the soil. It features Advanced Soil technology which lets the fast release of the product but at the same time allows it to stay in the roots of the plant. This unique technology bonds the soil particles together, reducing the chance of soil erosion. It also helps in increasing water retention and infiltration. Proven to enhance the establishment of seeds while lessening moss and weeds. This specially formulated product is beneficial to maintaining plants' health since it monitors seed placement and improves the germination rate of seeds. Safe and beneficial to use since it reduces nutrient runoff. Available in a 4 and 25 lb bag.
My lawn pH is 5.3, how much Hi - Yield Fast Acting Lime do I need to apply to get the pH to about 6.8
The amount and number of applications of Pennington Fast Acting Lime you need to put down is determined by what your soils starting pH would be to compare to the scale on the product label. One 6 pound bag of Pennington Fast Acting Lime will cover approximately 1,000 square feet on lawns for pH that is 6.0 and above. One 30 pound bag will cover approximately 5,000 square feet. Per the product label: You will add an additional 6lbs/1,000 sqft on the application rate for each 1/2 point of pH below 6 (i.e., use 12lbs for pH 5.5-6.0, 18lbs for pH 5.0 - 5.5, etc.). You should test your soil to determine the current after each each application to be sure.
How often should Hi - Yield Fast Acting Lime be applied?
I had a soil test done for my citrus trees and the results came back saying my soil had a low PH. They recommended using lime to correct it. I have used it once.
It's hard to say how many applications you may need to do of the Hi Yield Fast Acting Lime as that would be dependent a little bit on where you pH level started and what your goal number is for ideal health of the trees. Typically, treatments are done once or twice a year in spring or fall if needed.