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Lime Application

Soil pH plays a crucial role in nutrient absorption and overall grass health. Over time, soils can become too acidic, hindering the availability of essential nutrients. Maintaining the right soil pH is fundamental for a lush, green lawn.

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Lime Application

Here in Buffalo and Western New York, our soil is typically highly acidic. This is due to the large amounts of rain we receive during the spring and summer months. Soil acidity is measured on a scale of 1 to 14 with most plants preferring a pH balance between 6 and 7.5. When soil acidity rises too high your grass will be unable to get the essential nutrients like nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium. Ultimately, this will cause your grass to thin out and appear weak or malnourished. With a proper lime application, you can correct your pH balance and bring the soil acidity back to optimal levels. Most lawns require lime when the pH balance is too high or too low. Cool-season grasses like Kentucky bluegrass, Rye grass and tall fescue, prefer pH levels between 6-6.8 being the sweet spot.

What is Lime?

Lime is a soil additive made from pulverized limestone rock. Limestone contains calcium carbonate and magnesium carbonate. Together, these products make soils less acidic by increasing the pH balance and improving your lawn’s access to nutrients it requires.

Signs Your Yard Needs Lime

Do you notice excess moss and weeds in your lawn? Is your grass looking lack-luster? Mosses and weeds love acidic soils and will quickly move in, overcrowding your grass and robbing your turf of the nutrients it needs. When soil acidity is too high you’ll also notice that fertilizers will have lesser effect on your grass. Call Seasonal Lawncare today for a soil test to be sent to the lab to verify the pH.

What Causes Acidic Soil?

  • Organic matter (like grass clippings and leaves) breaking down
  • Excessive watering or rain can wash out nutrients

Benefits Of Adding Lime

Adding lime to your soil is a great way to reduce the acidity levels and get your grass thriving again. Knowing how and when to apply lime is crucial to the success of your lawn.

The Benefits Of Lime Include:

  • Managing moss problems: moss thrives in highly acidic soil.
  • Controlling weeds: weeds also do well in acidic soil.
  • Greener grass: lime contains calcium which helps promote your lawn’s color and strength.
  • Enhance Fertilizer Performance: lime promotes the health of good microbes in the soil which helps break down fertilizers so your grass can have better access to nutrients.


At Seasonal Lawncare we have over 40 years of lawn care experience. Our experts can test your soil to get a proper reading of the pH levels. From there, we can create the best lime application treatment plan for your lawn in order to bring your soil’s acidity levels back to the proper range and encourage optimal growth.

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Here are some answers to the questions we hear the most.

You will begin to notice some cupping and curling of the weeds within two to three days. It will take approximately four weeks for your weeds to disappear completely.

All fertilizers will need to be watered. It’s also helpful to water after an application of insect control as this will water it into the thatch and root zone where insects like to call home. Pre-emergent crabgrass control works best when watered in. Liquid weed controls, once dried, should be fine. Once a liquid application is dry, the weed control has entered the weed and has already begun to take effect. Remember, our treatment programs are guaranteed to work so, if you should ever have a concern, please contact our office.

Waiting 24-48 hours before mowing will give you the best results.

Returning clippings evenly to the lawn (no heavy clumping) returns valuable nutrients to the lawn.

It is recommended that people and pets stay off the lawn until the treatment is dryDepending on weather could be as soon as an hour. NYS would prefer you limit your activity for 24 hours.

Seasonal Lawncare’s products are safer than many household cleaners, offering a cost-effective alternative to DIY methods. Once dry, pets can safely resume normal activities, providing peace of mind.

No. The technician will leave an invoice along with any important information and/or instructions regarding your treatment, such as watering, mowing, observations and concerns.

Payment is due upon receipt of the treatment and invoice (unless you prepaid at the beginning of the season). You have 30 days to pay to avoid scheduling delays. After 30 days a minimum late charge of $12 will be added to your account.

Absolutely! Our treatment programs come with guaranteed results. If you ever have a concern, a Seasonal Lawncare manager is available to address the concern at no charge – typically 24 to 48 hours after receiving the call.

With a fertilizer or insect treatment, seeding can be done immediately. Pre- and post-emergent weed treatments will restrict seeding for 3 to 12 weeks, according to label instructions.

Yes, we do! Our organic program has the same timing as our non-organic program. We use the highest-quality organic-based fertilizer (please note that organic fertilizers do not kill weeds). Organic applications are applied in liquid and granular form at the same price as our non-organic programs. Please contact us for more information.

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