Southeastern Massachusetts soil tends to be naturally acidic, which affects the health and appearance of your lawn. Giving your lawn a boost with lime creates a healthier and more resilient turf.
One reason why cranberries naturally thrive in Massachusetts is because of the acidic soil – they grow best in acidic soil.
Unfortunately, acidic soil affects the health of your lawn. So if you’ve ever wondered why you should incorporate lime into your lawncare program, read on.
Is Your Lawn Balanced? The Importance of pH
Your lawn’s pH level is a measure of the soil’s acidity and determines the overall health of your lawn. Usually, when the pH of soil falls below 7.0, it’s considered acidic; and when above 7.0 is it alkaline. The ideal range should be somewhere in the middle between 6.0 and 7.0.
Lime helps increase your lawn’s pH to the proper level, yielding more beneficial microbial activity and creating more healthy and resilient turf.
What Causes Lawns to be Acidic?
This can happen as a result of several factors, including lack of vital nutrients (calcium, magnesium, potassium); where there has been heavy rainfall and poor drainage; and watering with acidic water can also break down your soil’s pH.
Use a Professional Lawncare Service
It’s important to remember that different types of lawns and soil require different treatments, so always get help from a professional if you’re unsure.
Do you want
Your lawn looking its best all season without any effort on your part?
It’s worth investing in a professional lawncare service.
Green Horizons Landscaping provides full-service lawncare and landscaping services in and around the Massachusetts South Shore.