How to Apply Lime to a Lawn

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Applying lime to a lawn neutralizes the acidity in the soil by altering the pH levels. Weigh the pros and cons of adding lime to a lawn with help from a sustainable gardener in this free video series on garden and lawn care. View Video Transcript

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Yolanda Vanveen

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Hi this is Yolanda Vanveen and in this segment we are going to talk about how to apply lime to a lawn. So what lime does is it neutralizes the acidity. So it makes the ground so it's not, it doesn't have the high pH levels and then everything is going to grow a little bit better. So, but when you put lime on your lawn you're addressing the pH level. You're, it's a neutralizer, it stops the acidity. So you can apply it just anywhere that you apply grass seed or fertilizer and you can just use a spreader and it will just put the lime into the spreader, it has little holes, and as you roll it the lime comes out. But my theory about lime is why would you give your plants vitamins when you can give them real food? Because what they're lacking is real organic material, real nutrition. So if you just put a small layer of compost every spring and every fall over your areas of you lawn that aren't looking really healthy you're giving them food. And then just by applying some grass seed into that compost and raking it in you will get nice lush growth for that year. So by applying lime you're not really addressing the issue. It's not solving the problem it's just trying to put a band-aide on it. If you give your lawn composted organic material and just put a little layer and work it in and the rain will work it in and add some more grass seed every spring and fall you will find that your lawn will be so lush and beautiful and so much more than if you ever dealt with lime.