Late Summer Pelletized Lime Treatment Added To Lawn (Treating Wild Onions)
If you've been reading along on the blog this gardening season, you might remember that I chronicled how I was attacking the scourge of wild onions that were taking over my backyard. Once I figured out what they were, I went about trying to remove them by digging them out. I also mentioned in that post that some folks were recommending to add lime to make the environment a little bit less hospitable to the onions by increasing the pH of the soil.
As part of my late-Summer turf work, I decided to apply another four bags of Pelletized Lawn Lime to the back 2/3rds of the yard. How I arrived at an August application was looking at the soil tests that I did earlier this Summer. This section of yard has a pH in the ideal range, but I think I want it a bit more alkaline range - perhaps even higher than the ideal range - to help ward off the onion blossoms that will be trying to make a home next Spring.
That's 160 lbs in August on top of the 160 lbs that I put down early this Spring. I am planning on putting down another treatment in the Fall using the stuff you see at the top of this post that Home Depot sells for less than $5 per bag.
I plan on doing another round of those Soil Savvy tests in 2020 to see if any of the applications like this lime are having any sort of impact.