- Dolomitic Lime Applications raise the
pH and provide Calcium and
Magnesium for the lawn.
- The most important effect of a lime
application is that the pH level
determines the availability of
nutrients for the turf.
- The pH also influences the micro-
organism populations in the soil.
- Serenity Lawn Service uses Dolomitic
Lime, because it is high in
Magnesium, which is an important
nutrient in leaf and chlorophyll
- To view the soil sample examples to
the left, just click on the image.
- The ideal pH range for most grass
types is 6.5. These two soil tests show
the pH of a typical lawn in the
- A pH of "5" is 10 times more acidic
than a pH of "6", so the difference is
more significant than it may seem.
- Also, notice the amount of lime called
for by the lab. Both tests call for at
least 40 lbs. of lime per 1,000 ft².
- The soil from this image corresponds
to the 1st soil test to the left.
- We performed two corrective nutrient
applications after visual inspection
indicated several deficiencies.
- The soil test shows that the nutrient
levels in the soil responded well.
- However, the turf continued to
struggle due to the poor soil quality
and low pH.
- Your lawn may have been planted on
soil much like this, as the lawn above
- Simply adding nutrients may sustain
the lawn, but the lawn's performance
will be poor until the soil is amended.
- Results like this can be achieved,
even if your lawn was planted in
conditions like the image above (this
- Keeping the pH level up, good mowing
habits, and good air and water flow
from aeration are all factors that
improve a lawn's response to