Lime

 

  • What is Lime:

Essentially Lime comes from Limestone extracted from quarries or mines. Once extracted it goes through a heating process and screened to produce Lime in a spreadable form. Lime contains high levels of Calcium and/or Magnesium Carbonate along with smaller minerals essential for healthy pasture growth.

  • How does it help pH Levels in relation to the soil?

Grass draws minerals such as Calcium, Magnesium and others from the soil to maintain a healthy growth and every 13-14months these minerals need to be replaced. Otherwise the soil can become very Acidic; which can result in poor pasture growth.  A pH Level imbalance can affect the growth and health of the pasture.  By applying Lime (which is more Alkaline based) it will help increase your pH Levels to maintain healthier pasture and give your soil a medium range (ideal) of Acidity and Alkalinity in your soil. Lime will also regulate other elements in the soil such as Zinc, Copper and Phosphorus.

*pH Level; Soil pH is a measure of the soils Acidity and Alkalinity.
*Primary nutrients for plant growth are; Nitrogen (N), Phosphorus (P) and Potassium (K).