Lime and Your Lawn

lawnThe coming of spring means a number of things: thorough cleaning, lighter clothing, warmer weather, and for homeowners, lawn care. As the dangers of snow and freezing temperatures pass, it becomes necessary to prepare for the planting, growing, and nurturing of grass, flowers, and other vegetation. Before anything goes into the ground, however, you must first ensure the health of your soil; no amount of caring for your plants will be of any use if the soil they are to grow in will not support that growth. That is why it is important that you consider the necessity of liming your lawn.

Symptoms Calling for Lime

Briefly, your lawn is in need of liming when the soil is too acidic. Since the majority of plants and grass will not grow properly in acidic soil, you may observe your lawn losing its usual vigor if it is suffering from excess acidity. Grass may turn yellow, and weeds, which do thrive on acidity, may abound. You may also observe the appearance of lawn moss and an increase of harmful insects. All of these changes can occur when the pH level of the soil is too low, and lawn treatments for these problems may not have good results when faced with acidity.

Mulch Madness

mulchAs we upgrade the landscape during the spring and add new plants, we keep consistency in mind, so our yard looks fabulous and well-put together. Mass plantings and focal points in the yard benefit significantly from a covering of attractive mulch. Use the same product for all your beds to add a uniform appearance. Mulch offers many other benefits.




  • Helps hold in and conserve moisture
  • Shades weed growth to keep them from sprouting
  • Insulates plant roots, keeping them somewhat cooler in summer and warmer in winter
  • Breaks down to improve soil and provide nutrients to plantings