Lime Application

Lime is an effective, affordable way to strengthen your soil and enhance its ability to absorb nutrients at any time of the year.

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Why Lime Is Important for Your Lawns

Lime is crucial to balancing soil pH, promoting soil microbes to convert macro and micronutrients available for your lawn to use. Lime helps to unlock all of those dormant nutrients in your soil and from Virginia Green’s great fertilization schedule. Proper soil Ph is one of the most important key factors in a successful lawn in Virginia. Having the right soil pH range for your lawn optimizes the value of your fertilization investment, giving you a greener and healthier lawn.

Flexible & Affordable

Most lawn care applications must be applied during certain times of the year.

However, adding lime to your lawn can be done at any time of the year. Liming is one of the least expensive ways to improve soil conditions and also one of the most important steps you can do to take your lawn to the next level.

Balancing Soil pH

Virginia soils are naturally very acidic as most of Virginia soil is clay based, common pH levels typically ranging from 4.5 to 6.2 in areas that have not had lime applied.

While a pH of 5.0 suits blueberries and azaleas, Virginia lawns generally require a pH of 6.3 or higher to get the best results.

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Soil Testing To Determine pH Levels

Virginia Green offers a soil test that will identify the soil’s pH and nutrient levels, as well as provide a recommendation for how much lime (or not) should be applied to benefit the lawn. 

Balancing Soil pH with Lime Application:Solution for Soil Health

A yearly lime application is included in our Estate Lawn Care programs and can be added as an extra service when needed for our Premium Lawn Care program customers. Please call us with any questions or to sign up for this service.


Service Details

The primary purpose of a lime application is to adjust and balance the pH (acidity or alkalinity) of the soil. 


Optimizing Soil pH

Lime application helps adjust the soil's pH, making it less acidic if needed. This enhances nutrient availability to the grass and other plants in the lawn.


Healthier Grass

Achieving the correct pH level promotes healthier grass growth, making the lawn more robust, vibrant, and resilient.


Improved Nutrient Uptake

A balanced pH encourages the efficient absorption of essential nutrients, promoting lush and green grass.


Prevention of Soil Acidity

Regular lime applications can help prevent the soil from becoming excessively acidic over time, which can harm the lawn.

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Is Lime Application Right for your lawn?

We're here to help you pinpoint the necessary services for your lawn. Gain a better understanding of your lawn's needs by completing our estimate form or by contacting us directly. 

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