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What Does Lime Do for Your Lawn? All About Lime Treatments in Idaho

First of all, we’re not talking about the kind of lime you add to your margarita. Or your guacamole.

Although those are both really great ideas and it suddenly seems time to start happy hour. 

Lime for your lawn can be a great idea, too — but only if it needs it.

What is the purpose of putting lime on your lawn? How do you know if it needs it? Let’s take a look.

What Does Lime Do for Your Lawn?

If your lawn soil pH is too low, it’s time for lime, a soil amendment made from ground limestone rock, which contains calcium carbonate and magnesium carbonate.

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Lime restores balance in overly acidic soil.

If your grass isn’t growing well, even if you’re staying on top of your fertilizer, or if you see moss in your lawn, your lawn might need lime.

But Here in Idaho, You Might Need Sulfur

Some lawns in Idaho Falls and Boise, ID already naturally have a higher pH level, so lime treatment for lawns then is a bad idea.

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Instead, those lawns need added sulfur to balance the lawn pH. Otherwise, the higher pH will lock up the micro-nutrients like iron, and they won’t be as readily available to the lawn.

How the Heck Are You Supposed to Know?

Get a lawn soil pH test. 

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This simple test measures the amount of acidity or alkalinity in your lawn’s soil. The results will let you know if your lawn needs lime or sulfur to bring its pH into balance.

Why Does It Matter? 

Fertilizer is super important for your lawn’s health. It’s how it eats.

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Well, you can use all the fertilizer you want, but if your lawn’s pH level is off, it won’t do any good. Your lawn won’t be able to absorb all those great nutrients.
Both lime and sulfur work to balance the pH level of your lawn. Once your lawn is balanced with the right pH, your soil can actually use the nutrients in your fertilizer, and flourish.

A simple soil pH test will tell you if your lawn’s soil needs a boost.

Is Your Lawn Ready for a New Best Friend?

It’s a lot more fun to add limes to happy hour than to try to figure out if your lawn needs lime.

So leave that part to us.

If you want simple, hassle-free lawn care in Idaho Falls or Boise, ID that offers quality core lawn care services for a healthy, impressive lawn, it doesn’t get easier than Lawn Buddies.

No stressing about which complicated combination of lawn care services will get you beautiful, healthy grass. 

You don’t have time to fuss with all that. Give yourself a break.

Welcome to one premium, six-visit lawn care program that includes everything your lawn needs to grow healthy and green.

Fertilizer, weed treatments, and grub control, all wrapped up in six visits, each perfectly timed throughout the season, so your grass is green and strong and resists weeds.

We’ve got your back. 

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Then kick back and relax in your healthy, thriving yard.

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