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Natural Alternative® Pelletized Lime Enriched with Protilizer®

Natural Alternative® Pelletized Lime Enriched with Protilizer®

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Item Number: 70000
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Correct Acidic Soil Levels

Did you know up to 70% of your lawn food is wasted when your soil pH is too low, also known as acidic soil? Natural Alternative® Pelletized Lime with Protilizer® is a technological breakthrough in lawn care. Exclusive to Natural Alternative®, our fast-acting lime is fortified with Protilizer® beneficial bacteria to treat both the soil and the grass plant. It's like getting two products in one. Raise pH level of acidic soils; improve lawn health by releasing trapped nutrients; and establish a healthy root system for efficient uptake of nutrients and water.

  • Maintain ideal pH levels and reduce turf diseases
  • Accelerate the decay of organic matter
  • Make more nutrients available to the plant
  • Enhance root development
  • Improve soil structure and increase earthworm activity
  • Reduce thatch where diseases and fungus spores grow

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Refer to your soil test results for recommendations regarding pounds per 1,000 square feet, frequency of application and timing.

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Can I apply lime and fertilizer at the same time?
You can apply 40 pounds of lime per 1000 square feet at any time. A soil test might determine that you need more – but this is a moderate amount, which is certainly better than nothing. You can put down lime and fertilizer at the same time.



Can I apply lime and grass seed at the same time?
Yes. For best results, do a soil test first to determine how much lime you'll need, if any.



How do I know what my soil's pH level is?
A soil test is the easiest and most efficient method to determine your soil's pH. We recommend sending a soil sample to a certified lab for the most accurate results. You can purchase soil tests from Natural Alternative®, ask your county extension agent if they test soil, or work with your independent lawn and garden store.



What does lime do to the soil?
Lime helps plants and lawns flourish by raising soil pH levels. A low soil pH, or acidic soil, is often the underlying problem when it comes to many common lawn and garden problems. But even with a healthy lawn or garden, liming can improve soil quality, helping plants and grass to flourish.



What does pH stand for?
The term "pH" came from a Danish biochemist, Soren Peter Lauritz Sorensen, in 1909. It is an abbreviation for "power of hydrogen". pH is a scale that goes from 1 to 14 and is based on the hydrogen ion.



What is a "normal" pH?
For most soils, 7 is considered to be neutral and ideal for most of the nutrients to be available to the plant. Levels below 7 are considered to be acidic (sour) and require lime to raise the pH. Levels above 7 are considered to be lkaline (sweet) and require sulfur to lower the pH.




Why should I be concerned about my soil's pH?
Your soil's pH is important, because it influences the availability of many nutrients to the plant. If the pH is low, the plant cannot absorb nitrogen, phosphorus and potash. Roots won't fully develop; photosynthesis stalls; and plants will turn yellow and become susceptible to diseases and insect attacks. For your lawn or plants to fully take advantage of the fertilizer or plant food you apply, the pH must be balanced; otherwise, you are potentially throwing your money away.



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