Soil Doctor Pelletized Lawn Lime is a highly effective soil amendment that improves the soil in your lawn. Contains vitamins and minerals from limestone such as magnesium and calcium that are both essential in making plants healthier and in maintaining green lawns. The Soil Doctor Pelletized Lawn Lime is a fine ground limestone made in pellet formula so it is easier and faster to apply. It is designed to boost the effectiveness of fertilizers plus it helps with the active growth of lawns. Proven to correct soil pH, it provides optimum results when applied uniformly. Fast-acting because it immediately works once applied and watered.For hassle-free application, it is suggested to be applied using a drop or rotary spreader. Packaged in a 40-pound bag.
I did an experiment.
The hills I live in the foothills of the White mountains New Hampshire. Year round at a house that was made for a camp. So the lawn is mostly sand and dead soil I found some topsoil in and around the yard put about inch bad topsoil. But it was better than just gravel and sand half the yard I used soil doctor lawn lime, the other half nothing I wish I could send you pictures because the side with lawn lime is healthy and about 5 in after a month month or so. The other half looks like a bad hair plug procedure. I will definitely buy this product I have a lot of pine trees around the area someone told me pine trees are bad for grass and you need to get lime this is a great product.
How much Soil Doctor Pelletized Lawn Lime do I need to apply to 5000 square feet to raise pH?
I have 5000 sq ft and my pH is currently at a 6. How much do I need to apply to get to a 6.5 or higher?
We do apologize that we are unable to provide the amount of Soil Doctor Pelletized Lawn Lime needed to raise the pH in your soil. You would need to refer to a soil test analysis for how much lime you need to apply to raise the pH correctly.
Can you apply too much Soil Doctor Pelletized Lawn Lime? If so what is the damage?
Yes, it is possible to apply too much lime such as Soil Doctor Pelletized Lawn Lime to the lawn in which you may notice yellowing of the turf. Also, too much lime runs the risk of raising the pH level from a low level that is acidic up to a high level which would be alkaline and therefore the soil will not be able access to iron, potassium, and nitrogen it needs. Even lacking one of these nutrients can cause the lawn to yellow.
To correct over applications of lime, it is recommended to do a pH test of your lawn to get the pH level. The ideal pH level for growing grass is between 6.5 and 7. If the pH of the lawn is too high, do not apply anything for 4-8 weeks and keep watering the lawn. Using ammonium sulfate such as Hi-Yield Ammonium Sulfate 21-0-0to lower the pH can be used to lower pH levels in alkaline soils.
We also suggest contacting the Master Gardener with the county Cooperative Extension Office to also assist you with rate levels and best timing of applications for your region.