Down To Earth’s Dolomite Lime supplies essential nutrients calcium and magnesium, and sweetens your soil (raises the pH) to improve plant growth and maximize fertilizer performance. Magnesium is the element that causes plants to be able to convert light into energy. Natural limestone is ground into an ultra-fine powder and then formed into uniform mini granules (prills) for easy spreading and rapid reaction time.
Most garden plants prefer a soil pH between 6.0 and 7.0. Performing a complete soil analysis or using a soil pH home test kit before application is recommended.
In spring and fall, apply 2.5-5 lbs per 100 square feet and water in well. Results may be enhanced if applied following aeration.
Vegetable Gardens & Flower Beds:
To prepare new gardens, apply 1-1.5 lbs per 100 square feet by evenly distributing over soil surface by hand or spreader. For soil pH maintenance, test and apply seasonally as needed.
Trees & Shrubs:
Spread ½-1 lb per 1” of trunk diameter around the base outwards to the drip line and water in well.
To Adjust Soil pH
|Current pH||Apply per 100 sq.ft|
|6.0||3 lbs (6 cups)|
|5.5||5 lbs (10 cups)|
|5.0||10 lbs (20 cups)|