Menu

Soil Conditioners

Lime or Gypsum Soil Conditioner Treatment

Overview

Our Soil Conditioner treatments will help to condition your soil by re-balancing it’s pH level. The pH level measures the amount of Hydrogen ions in the soil. Soil that has been affected by environmental factors and over-treatment of chemicals in the past begins to leach micro-nutrients from the soil which are replaced by Hydrogen ions.  This prevents proper usage of nutrients by the root system. Turfgrass normally thrives at a pH level from 6.5 to 7.2.

Who needs it?

  • Customers who routinely have their lawn looked after by a lawn care company
  • Lawns that have become chemically dependent
  • Lawns that have high amounts of moss or mildew caused by acidic soil
  • Lawns that have excess sodium deposits from snow plowing or dog urine
  • Lawns that are not as green as their potential

How often?

  • Liming or Gypsum applications should be done as dictated by the soil conditions.
  • The more finely ground the limestone the better it’s acid neutralizing ability.  LawnSavers uses a very finely ground particle size to speed up the effect on the soil.
  • Regular liming will create better soil conditions over time.
  • Our gypsum is pelletized to allow easy application and then quick dissolution to help move sodium through the soil faster.
  • Ask your LawnSavers technician for their advice.

Benefits

  • By re-balancing the pH level in the soil, your lawn’s roots will increase their capacity to absorb nutrients such as iron, calcium, magnesium and potassium and break them down more effectively.
  • This will increase their usefulness to your lawn (especially iron) which aids in photosynthesis. The result is a greener thicker lawn.
  • Moss tends to grow only in lawns that are very moist, very shaded, highly acidic or a combination of all three. Poor air circulation or where the pH level has become more acidic is also a contributing factor.  Repeated applications of Lime will reduce soil acidity and the ideal habitat of moss, over time.*
  • Liming increases the activity of micro-organisms in the soil which helps decrease thatch.
  • Gypsum and the calcium contained in it, help to separate the sodium ions from the soil to allow it to flush through the soil profile faster.
  • Dog urine burns disappear faster allowing new grass to be sown from seed or sod replacement.

Price

Starting at:

  • $57.50 up to 2000 sq.ft.
  • $73.00 up to 4000 sq.ft.

    *Tip: Liming alone doesn’t eliminate moss. Drainage issues (allowing water to drain, correcting watering practices) and shade problems (thinning trees, raising the canopies to allow more sunlight) should be addressed in tandem to reduce moss over time.

Get a FREE estimate! Get a FREE estimate!
  • Coping with Covid Update: (updated 06/01/20)

    Hi Everyone, 

    I’m happy to share some good news during these crazy times. LawnSavers is servicing lawns in all areas as lawn care and pest control services that provide for lawn health are officially on the Provincial list of essential services due to the fact we can provide this service safely and with no personal contact!

    We do not expect any delay in our regular timing of applications (except from the brief wintry weather in May).  We put together an easy to read lawn care service timeline that you can use to know when to expect us for each scheduled service in your package. 

    I want to reassure you that in every decision we make around COVID-19, our number one priority remains the health and safety of our employees and customers.  Safety and honesty are our two most important core values.  We will continue to follow strict safety guidelines that ensure “zero touch”.  We will not let our guard down on exercising our safety protocols!

    Our office is open but with less staff in order to maintain safety protocols like social distancing.   Please note our phones are experiencing a high volume of calls and we know how much everyone hates being left on hold, so please leave us a message or email us at greatservice@lawnsavers.com  and we will get back to you in less than 24 hours.
    Please be patient with us, we will get back to you as fast as possible.
    You can also sign up for services on our website by clicking here.

    Thank you all for your understanding and patience during these challenging times. Our team works hard, so if you are met with our exceptional service from our technicians or office team members- please give them a thumbs up to make them smile or let me know through a quick email to feedback@lawnsavers.com

    We thank you for supporting our local, family-owned business of 30 years.
    We
     genuinely appreciate each and every one of you and promise that we will do our part to ensure our mutual safety and be on your lawn as soon as possible.  

    Thank you in advance,
    Kyle Tobin
    Chief Environmental Officer