Garden Lime 3kg
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Garden Lime 3kg

100% Organic – Improves soil structure and sweetens soil to make nutrients more available to plants. Corrects Calcium deficiency and helps to accelerate composting.

Why you need Garden Lime

Most plants require a fairly neutral soil pH – As most New Zealand soils are more acidic, using Garden Lime can have many benefits for your garden.
  • yes tick Sweetens soil by reducing soil acidity and suppressing toxic aluminium

  • yes tick Makes nutrients more available to plants – including applied fertilisers

  • yes tick Promotes strong plant growth by correcting Calcium deficiency

  • yes tick Improves soil structure

  • yes tick Helps to aerate soils

  • yes tick Breaks up clay soils

  • yes tick Accelerates composting

  • yes tick Promotes earthworm activity

As lime neutralises acidity, testing soil for its pH value with a testing kit is recommended. The optimum level or “neutral range” is between pH 6.5 and 7. In neutral soils, most nutrients are available and the plant may take up what it needs without restraint.


How to use Garden Lime

100gms (approx. ½ cup) per square metre will bring the pH up from 5 to 7, so 60 – 90 gms per square metre would be most commonly used.
When planting trees, shrubs, flowering plants or vegetables, incorporate lime into the soil to promote early root development and strong, healthy growth.
Sprinkle lime into compost box, layering compost and lime. This will help release the elements and speed the breakdown of the composting material as well as reducing odour.
Always water well after applying lime.

NOTE: Do not use Lime on acid loving plants such as Azalea, Camellia, Daphne, Boronia, and Rhododendron. Hydrangea will eventually turn from blue to pink with the application of lime. Crops such as Potatoes, Tomatoes, Raspberries and Strawberries also do well in a more acidic soil. (pH 5.0 – 6.0)


Also available in 10kg

NZ $5.99

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