If you find that you may have a calcium deficiency in your lawn, it’s probably because your soil is too acidic! The pH level in the soil is instrumental in calcium availability. Here are some signs of plants with a calcium deficiency:
- There are dead tips
- The leaves are curling inward
- Stunted plant growth
You can also perform a soil pH test to check for the level of acidity in your lawn! If the pH is too low, you can take proper measures to increase it.
Lime can benefit a calcium-deficient lawn. In addition to changing the pH level of the soil, lime gives plants much-needed calcium and magnesium. It reduces soil’s solubility and limits the toxicity found in aluminum, manganese, and iron. If the soil is too acidic, aluminum, manganese, and iron can inhibit a plant’s growth.
Lime also increases nutrient uptake. This facilitates the process of the lawn receiving necessary nutrients like phosphorous, zinc, and copper. When you use lime, bacterial activity is also stimulated. This improves the soil’s structure. Of course, adding organic material or compost can also boost your soil’s quality.
So, too, can Holganix. Emerald Lawns uses Holganix, along with fertilizer, to improve the quality of your lawn! To learn more about Holganix, read this article or give us a call.