Doing it in the fall, just before the first frost, will allow the lime to penetrate deeply into the soil and have all winter to absorb it.
During winter, the lawn goes dormant. You don’t want the lime to interact with the herbicides and other treatment you put on to the lawn.
While the lime is applied to the lawn, it is actually used to treat the soil. Remember, the goal here is to reduce soil acidity.
It’s also important to know this
Lime may burn growing grass. It would be wise to wait until the growing season. Summer is really when grass is thriving.
You don’t want to lime when the grass is dry and wilted.
You also shouldn’t lime when the lawn is wet or when the weather is frosty.
Now, if you haven’t planted your grass yet, then you can apply the lime just before you plant. Fall is a great time to plant grass.
How to Lime a Yard
First things first, how do you choose which lime to use? There are so many limes in the market.
The seven we mentioned are just some of them.
In this case
You really need to seek a local expert. The operative word is local. You can’t consult Google in this case because you want something that is best for your region.
There are other factors to consider here like the available limes in your region.
You also need to know what type of grass you are growing as well as the local weather. All these will determine the type of lime you should use.
By the way
You will not be squeezing lime on to the lawn.
Lime for the garden comes in pellet or powder form. The former is easier to spread out.
Read the label of the lime treatment so that you will know the appropriate amount to spread out.
What tool to use?
Use a spreader to scatter the pellet onto the lawn. The spreader is convenient to use and it also makes you work faster.
Here’s a neat trick
Do a horizontal spread first. This means that you go forward with the spreader, turn and find another line to spread more pellets.
After that, you do a vertical walk with the spreader.
You water the lawn so that lime will be properly absorbed by the soil.
Lime is a great source of vitamin C. It also has that acidity that could make food taste fantastic, which is why lime is an important culinary ingredient. Lime is also an important ingredient for a lot of cocktails.
Did you know that lime is also good for the soil? Of course, that would depend on the pH level of the soil. Lime, in the form of a powder or pellet, could help lower acidity of the soil according to what your lawn needs.
When to apply lime to your lawn? Between spring and fall would be the ideal time. This will give the soil enough time to truly absorb the lime and achieve the right pH level.