Can I spread lime when seeding and fertilizing my lawn?
Yes, lime can be applied at any time of the year. It will have no adverse effect on seeding and fertilizing your lawn. Lime is used on lawns to raise soil pH. Lawn grasses grow best in soils that are close to a neutral pH. The pH scale runs from one up to fourteen so the neutral pH you want to achieve is 6.5 to 7.0. It is also important to establish the proper pH in your lawn to insure that the other products work to their best effect. If your soil is acidic it can take 50-lbs of lime, or more per thousand square feet to raise the ph even slightly. If you have a lawn of 10,000 sq. ft. or more this will mean loading ten 50 pound bags or more of lime into your car and then spreading it. The better solution is to spread my new Jonathan Green Mag-I-Cal. This is a concentrated, soluble calcium fertilizer which raises soil pH dramatically while also freeing-up trapped nutrients in the soil to be used by the grass plant. Calcium is the missing, necessary ingredient in many lawn care programs. Calcium is just as important in the development of stong grass plants as it is in the growth of strong bones in the human body. Best of all one bag of Mag-I-Cal is equivalent to 10 bags of pelletized lime in its ability to raise soil pH. Mag-I-Cal is now available in two bag sizes 5,000 and 10,000 sq. ft. coverages.
Mag-I-Cal is also a vital component of an all Organic Lawn Care Program.