Add Lime to Your Yard for Correct pH Balance

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What are the proper ph levels for a healthy lawn?

Add Lime to Your Yard for Correct pH Balance

The ideal pH range for healthy lawns is between six and seven. If your soil test comes back with a reading of six or lower, adding lime can correct the balance.

Apply 40 pounds of lime per 1,000 square feet if the pH is at six. Add slightly more for levels below this.

If soil testing shows that your lawn/soil has low magnesium levels, adding dolomite lime will supply the magnesium.



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