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Does pelletized lime work as well as powdered lime?

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When used as specified on the label, pelletized lime is just as effective as powdered lime. Pelletized lime contains finely ground dolomitic lime bound in pellet form. In contact with water, the pellets disintegrate and release the enclosed lime. Pelletized lime is more expensive but easier and less messy to apply than powdered lime. To many homeowners, it is well worth the extra cost. more
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When used as specified on the label, pelletized lime is just as effective as powdered lime. Pelletized lime contains finely ground dolomitic lime bound in pellet form. In contact with water, the pellets disintegrate and release the enclosed lime. Pelletized lime is more expensive but easier and less messy to apply than powdered lime. To many homeowners, it is well worth the extra cost. Q: Why is it important to mix lime into the soil? A: Lime is only slightly soluble in water and does not move into the soil as effectively as soluble fertilizers, such as nitrogen and potassium (K). Lime reacts with soil acids most effectively when it is mixed with the soil and adequate water is present. However, when lime cannot be incorporated into the soil, a surface application is better than none at all. Q: Does surface-applied lime provide any benefit to established lawns and shrubs? A: Yes. However, surface-applied lime reacts much slower than lime mixed into the soil. Most of the reaction of ... more

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