Benefits of a Lime Lawn Treatment
Lawns that grow in acidic soil will always remain at a disadvantage. Nutrients, whether naturally found in the soil or supplemented with regular fertilizer applications, will only get partially utilized by grass plants in low, acidic soil pH. This can often result in lawns not being as green as they should be, and overall thinning of your grass.
A lawn limestone treatment will not only help your soil to release these valuable nutrients to your grass plants but will also help you to ultimately see fewer weeds that thrive in low soil pH. You can and should use lawn weed control treatments to remediate weedy situations, but this is only treating symptoms of an underlying problem in the soil.
Another benefit of a proper soil pH is its impact on microbial life. Soil contains microorganisms that naturally break down thatch (a naturally-occurring layer of dead grass parts). If the thatch layer builds up past ½”, it can contribute to pest infestations and other negative grass health issues.