Benefits Of Using Agricultural Grade Lime

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    Agricultural grade Lime does more than sweeten your lawn and brings it back into balance. It balances out the Ph. in the soil making it better for gardens and lawn and in my case the woods. We have lots of leaves that are very acidic.

    Worms love this stuff and I can vouch for that. When I was spreading the lime I noticed many worms squiggling on top of the ground. I thought they were going to die with all this lime that I was spreading. That was until I read that worms love this stuff.

    Lime also kills parasites in poultry and other animal pens. Just sprinkle a little bit on their feathers as they go to roost at night. It also is a sanitizer. You can also spread it in the corners of their hen house and along the walls of it. It is said that you can also put it in the places they dig and it will not harm them. Lime will disinfect, sanitize and kill the odors of animal pens.

    Other things that can’t stand lime are fleas, ticks, aphids, flies, maggots, and all things that crawl on or in the ground.

    Hydrated Lime is the best for spreading. I have tried the pelleted Lime, but it is brown, matches the color of the ground and is hard to tell where you have broadcasted it. I want to see what I am doing and where the wind takes the Lime while I am doing it. Hydrated Lime is also quick acting and if you live in the woods like I do, that is the best to use.
     
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    I agree but I prefer the pelleted lime because it works better in my spreader and the is less danger of breathing the dust.

    WARNING: Do not use lime where you are planning to grow potatoes. Most other vegetables like lime but not too much. Most vegetables grow best if soil is slightly to moderately acidic.
     
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    I prefer not to use the pellets because you can't really see where you spread them in the brown, wooded, forest floor around here. I did one year and I went back to the white powdered stuff.
    Oh and a good time to spread it is right after it rains or better yet after it snows. I have spread it while it was a very light rain too. I got all wet, but so did the lime and didn't have a whole lot of dust with it.
     
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