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It's your lawn's time for lime.

posted Aug 6, 2010, 8:52 PM by Phill Hanks   [ updated Aug 6, 2010, 9:28 PM ]
The most commonly planted lawn in our area is tall fescue. 90 degree+ days are its enemy, and lawns can look pretty rough without adequate shade or properly timed watering. Fortunately, September is only a month away, and time to start the routine of fall aeration and overseeding. You'll want to do a "maintenance" amount of lime as well, possibly more if starting a new lawn. You can also send soil samples to labs or Greensboro's local agricultural extension. Keep in mind that palletized lime, calcite, general is absorbed into the soil within 3-4 weeks rather than 3-4 months with slightly cheaper basic lime. This means you get faster results with the palletized calcite.