Bermuda Grass /Lime - Knowledgebase Question

Fort Mill, So
Question by vasiliou
September 24, 2009
Is it ok to Lime Bermuda Grass 2 to 3 times per year?


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Answer from NGA
September 24, 2009

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The answer depends upon how much lime you are applying and what your soil test indicates you need to apply to change the pH for optimal bermuda grass growth. If your soil test recommends that you apply less than 50 pounds of lime per 1,000 ft, apply this in the spring or fall as a single application. If the recommendation is between 50 and 100 pounds of lime/1,000 ft, apply half the recommended rate in the spring and the other half in the fall. If more than 100 pounds lime/1,000 ft2 is recommended, apply 50 pounds in the spring and 50 pounds in the fall. Continue to lime and retest your soil annually until the pH is optimum for turf growth. Research has shown that it it takes up to two years for lime to move two two inches through the soil so don't expect immediate results.

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