When Lime Applications - Knowledgebase Question

Name: George Rhode
Duluth, Ge
Question by grhode
March 25, 2010
When is it time to put down lime on a bermuda lawn?

Answer from NGA
March 25, 2010


There are two types of lime that you can use on your lawn, namely calcitic and dolomitic. Calcitic lime only adds calcium, while dolomitic lime add calcium and magnesium to your lawn. Calcitic lime is the cheaper option. However, it's best to use the dolomitic variety, especially if your lawn is composed of sandy soil. Sandy soils are usually low in magnesium, so the lawn would benefit more from dolomitic lime. There are granular forms and pelletized forms of lime. Use a spreader to get complete coverage and set the spreader to the setting as recommended on the lime package. Lime is easy to find in the garden center - look near the fertilizer area and you should find several brands. Lime can be applied in the spring or in the fall. Best wishes with your lawn.

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