putting lime on lawn - Knowledgebase Question

Houston, TX (Zone 8B)
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Question by abebrad
April 8, 2007
How do you know when to put lime on your lawn

Answer from NGA
April 8, 2007

Whenever the soil pH drops to 6.5 or below it will probably benefit from the addition of a little lime. This is generally not something we do for turf unless the pH gets really low, say below 6.0, and it needs to be accompanied by a number of soil aerations over time or the effect will only be at the soil surface rather than down into the root zone. If your soil is a typical east Texas sand your pH may be low. If it is typical Houston black clay it probably is already at a high pH level.

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