Don't Let High pH Levels Leave You With An Acidic Lawn
Did you know that moss or an overabundance of crabgrass growing in your northern New Jersey lawn indicates that the soil may be overly acidic? Since soils in New Jersey tend to be more acidic, it’s a good chance that your lawn needs a lime treatment.
Turfgrass can’t grow in pH that’s below 6.0. Lime is an alkaline substance, making it an excellent soil conditioner to raise acidic soil’s pH into the 6.0 – 7.0 levels ideal for lawn grass. A lime treatment for your northern New Jersey lawn will increase its health and beauty.
Strong Enough For Your Lawn, But pH Balanced For... Your Lawn
Ground limestone improves acidic soil by making it less acidic. For our more acidic northern NJ soil, this means that the lime will create the slightly acidic soil that turf grass loves. As lime absorbs into the ground, you’ll notice your lawn becoming greener as well as a reduction in crabgrass and moss.
Limestone not only balances the soil’s pH, but it also helps the soil to absorb nutrients more efficiently. You can count on your lawn needing lime treatments every three to five years since lime stays in the soil for a long time.
Concerned Lime Might Be Toxic? Let Us Ease Your Mind
Fortunately, lime isn’t a toxic substance. However, if your pets ingest any lime, it’ll cause stomach irritation and require a call to your veterinarian. You can protect your children and pets by waiting until the lime settles into the ground before sending them out to play - about half an hour.