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PostPosted: Sun Sep 06, 2009 9:15 pm    Post subject: Lime on a New Lawn Reply with quote

Hi Guys, I am in the process of developing a new lawn, which i had used as a veg patch for four years. I live in the Midlands, and my question is, i have a bag of granulated lime, would it be of any asset to the lawn, or could it damage it ?. I would appreciate any help, thanks.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 08, 2009 8:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello Summer...a handful of finely ground chalk limestone per square metre makes a good dressing. It can be sprinkled on in winter. It can only do good for your lawn next year.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 10, 2009 10:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank's Polly for the advice, What i have is Lime granules. i dont suppose that would do, or would it be more advisable, to get the Ground (dust) lime?
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 11, 2009 1:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote




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PostPosted: Fri Sep 11, 2009 1:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ground lime (dust, carbonated or chalk) can be used to make the soil more alkaline, with an application of 250g per metre squared the autumn before planting/sowing commonly increasing ph by one point.
This dusty lime would be faster acting than granulated lime.
However as lime is available in different formulations, I advise also consulting the rates set out on the pack.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 11, 2009 2:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Many thank's Guy's, for your help.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 11, 2009 7:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

if the lawn is made up of fescues or bent (Browntop) then do not add lime as these prefer an acid soil. Rye grasses grow better in limey soils but so does clover, lawns rarely suffer from lime deficiency and after growing vegetables for a number of years it should be ideal.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 11, 2009 8:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank's Michael, for your help again. I think i will leave it and see. As you say, it has been used for 4, maybe 5 years as a Veg patch. Many thank's.
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