A soil pH of 7 is neutral; anything above is basic or alkaline (like chalk); anything below is acidic (like lemon juice). This situation can be readily corrected by regular and continuous applications of lime. Liming will increase availability of certain nutrients to plants such as iron, calcium, magnesium, and potassium.
Iron is an important component to the process of photosynthesis. The process which the grass uses to create food. Calcium and magnesium are elements that are essential for the physical growth of the plant.
Liming will also increase the activity of soil micro-organisms. This will help create better soil conditions and decrease thatch.
Liming materials differ in their chemical composition, neutralizing value and speed of reaction with the soil. Choice of the product should not be made on cost alone. Call Weed Man Jenison, MI or ask your technician for more information if you are interested in this beneficial service!