Why add lime to soil?

Why Add Lime to Soil?

Lime is a valuable soil amendment that helps plants and lawns flourish by raising soil pH. A low soil pH, or acidic soil, is often the underlying problem when it comes to many common lawn and garden problems. But even with a healthy lawn or garden, liming can improve soil quality, helping plants and grass to flourish.

Liming, or adding lime to soil, has many benefits. Because liming improves the quality of the soil, plants and grass can reap all the benefits of a healthy soil environment. At a neutral pH, exisiting soil nutrients are unlocked, and readily available for plant uptake. Neutral soil pH allows microbes and worms to prosper, organic matter to break down, and soil to truly become the living environment it desires to be. In addition, fertilizer is more effective at a neutral pH. When acidic soil is corrected, plants and lawns are greener, stronger, use less water, and are more able to resist diseases.

Lime is also an important source of calcium for plants. Just as humans need calcium for healthy teeth and bones, plants need calcium for healthy growth.

Liming your lawn or garden is a great way to improve your soil, and the overall health of your grass, flowers, or vegetable plants.

For a fast-acting, easy to use lime, visit your local garden center and ask for Encap’€™s Fast Acting Lime. Encap’s Fast Acting Lime breaks down quickly, and with AST Technology, helps hold nutrients in the root zone, where plants need them most.

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