Lime Treatment in Hydroseeding
New England soil tends to be slightly acidic due to the rainfall, decomposing leaves and rocks predominant in the ground. This causes a lower pH than is desired for the formation of a healthy, drought resistant lawn. For this reason, we raise the pH of the soil we put down as part of our new lawn installations. This ensures that the new soil will be in the right range for the grass to develop a healthy root system.
New England does not have acid rain, but the rainfall we get in our area is fairly plentiful. This rainfall leaches away alkaline components and minerals from the soil. The oak leaves and pine needles that decompose also are slightly acidic, which further acidifies the soil. Of course, if your yard has more oak trees and pine trees, it will be more acidic than if you have no trees at all. For this reason, most people in New England lime their lawn every year to ensure that the pH stays nearer to neutral (7.0). Since Cortland Property Maintenance uses native screened loam in all of our new lawn installations, we add lime to bring the pH up to 6.7 to 7.0 prior to hydroseeding. This, along with the hydroseeding mixture containing a slow release starter fertilizer, ensures your lawn gets off to a good start. It is important then after the lawn is established to continue to lime the lawn every couple of years to ensure it stays within the healthy range. Call us today at 774-245-1336 to discuss hydroseeding.