Why do I need Calcium or Lime for my lawn?

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Why is Calcium so important to lawns, flowers and vegetables?

Calcium is essential for healthy, vigorous plant growth and the proper development of strong cell walls, roots and leaves. It improves the lawns’ tolerance to the stresses of heat, drought and disease. Calcium controls the plants uptake and utilization of water and nitrogen and improves soil texture.

What is pH and why is it important in your lawn and garden?

The pH range defines the relative acidity or alkalinity of soil. The pH scale ranges from 0 to 14 with 7 being neutral. Levels below 7 are acidic and above 7 are alkaline. pH affects the chemical and biological activities in the soil and must be in the correct range for plants to achieve their optimum potential. Grass grows best with a soil pH range between 6.0 and 6.8.

If you are not sure of your soil pH, then use my Jonathan Green Soil pH Test Kit, available from your local dealer, which will give you a fast and accurate reading of your soil pH. Your local university extension office can also provide soil testing.

Proper pH levels increases soil microbial activity, which aids in thatch reduction. A proper soil pH improves the effectiveness of fertilizer and weed controls.

MAG-I-CAL is a Highly Concentrated Source of Soluble Calcium!

In fact one 45-LB. Bag of MAG-I-CAL is equal to ten bags of regular limestone.
The soluble calcium in MAG-I-CAL is just as essential in the development of new plants, as it is vital, in the creation of strong bones. MAG-I-CAL contains soluble calcium, combined with an organic acid, which is pelletized to make it easy to spread.

How does MAG-I-CAL work?

Once MAG-I-CAL comes into contact with the soil and water it releases rapidly to raise soil pH. This is important because desirable grasses thrive in 6.0 – 6.8 soils, while weeds persist in lower pH or acid soils. MAG-I-CAL will re-energize your lawn by improving its soil structure. Lawns fed with MAG-I-CAL are healthier, due to improved water filtration, aeration and an increase in the growth of beneficial microorganisms.

This post was written by Turfguy