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Garden Lime makes soils less acidic, enabling plants to take up the nutrients they need for healthy growth and development. If soils become too acidic nutrients get locked away, plants can suffer deficiencies and feeding becomes less effective. Garden Lime is also a valuable source of calcium.

  • Fast nutrient uptake
  • Reduces soil acidity
  • Healthier, bountiful crops
  • Greener foliage & abundant flowering
  • Helps break down heavy soils

Sizes available

  • 4kg
  • Product Details
  • how to use
  • tips & advice

Why Use

A ready to use granule that breaks down acid soils improving availability of nutrients. It is also a great source of calcium and magnesium encouraging strong leaf growth, fruit quality and disease resistance.

Expected Results

Adjustment of soil conditions to benefit healthy plant growth

When to Use

Can be applied throughout the year, but for best results use in autumn before first frosts. For normal soils, use every third year. Highly acidic soil may need an annual application.

How to Use

One handful of Garden Lime is about 35g (11/4 oz).

Trees and Shrubs

Apply 10g/sq. m (1/3 oz per sq. yd) around the base of established plants. Gently fork into the soil surface without disturbing the roots. Alternatively, sprinkle the product over the soil surface, around the stem of the plant and water in well. When planting
out apply 10g/sq. m (1/3 oz/sq. yd) to the bottom of the planting hole and mix well with the soil or compost when refilling the hole.

Beds & Borders

Apply 10g/sq. m (1/3 oz per sq. yd) on the soil surface and fork in. Take care that the granules do not touch the plant leaves or stems. Water in well after application.

Vegetables

Apply 10g/sq. m (1/3 oz/sq. yd) and work well into the soil.

Improving Soil

Apply 10g/sq. m (1/3 oz/sq. yd) on the soil surface and fork in well. For clay soils, increase to 15g/sq. m (1/2 oz/sq. yd) to improve structure and drainage.

Lawns

Apply 10g/sq. m (1/3 oz/sq. yd) to the grass surface. Garden Lime will improve nitrogen uptake and will help produce a greener lawn.

General Advice

  • To be used only where there is a recognised need
  • Do not exceed the appropriate application rate. Increasing the dosage may result in damage to your plants
  • Apply evenly around plants and avoid drift onto foliage or plant stems
  • Do not apply around ericaceous (lime-hating) plants and vegetables
  • Store in a dry, frost free place away from children, pets and foodstuff
  • Wash hands and exposed skin after use. Gloves are recommended when handling this product
  • Children and pets can continue to use treated areas immediately after application

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Can my children & pets go into the treated area?

A. Yes children and pets can go back into the area straight after application

Q. Why is the application rate only 10 grams per square metre?

A. The reason why the rate is low is down to the particle distribution. The size of the particles are very small which means they work quickly and efficiently

Q. What should I do if I put on too much of the product?

A. Heavily water the area to dissolve and wash through excess product

Q. Can I use this on my lawn?

A. This can be used on lawns to improve structure and drainage and the take up of nutrients

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