Property owners all over our area are probably wondering if there is anything that they can do for their lawns now, in order to prepare it for a beautiful, healthy environment before the grass-growing season truly begins. Well, the answer is maybe. One thing that can be done in early Spring is to determine if your lawn is in need of lime, and if so, then now is the time for you to lime your lawn.
Lime for lawns is described as an additive for soil that naturally contains calcium carbonate and magnesium carbonate. It is made of ground limestone rock, and it is used to reduce acidity levels in the soil. It will also help improve the fertility of the soil, which helps with growth and the formation of a strong root system for your grass.
Lime is usually added to the surface of a lawn in late Fall or in early Spring. However, lime additions to a lawn should not be performed without knowing the acidity level of the soil first. If lime is applied to lawns that do not need this additive, then more damage can be done to your lawn, instead of providing any good benefit for it. As a property owner, you need to determine the pH level of your soil before making the decision to lime or not.