Dolomite Lime

Dolomite Lime

A soil amendment that raises the pH of acidic soils and is derived from naturally-occurring limestone deposits.

  • Helps “sweeten” soils when they become too acidic
  • Manages pH for more efficient plant use of nutrients
  • Source of calcium and magnesium for plant growth
  • Pelleted for easy application
  • For organic gardening
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Just a reminder… Gardening can be a dirty business! We recommend using gardening gloves and washing your hands afterwards. Use with adult supervision and store in a dry area away from kids and pets.

We highly recommend that you have your soil tested first before adjusting the pH. The optimum pH for most plants is between 6 and 7.


Get samples of your soil by going out into the area and taking several samples long the edges and center. Then, send these away for an official soil analysis. If you don’t know where to send your soil for analysis, contact your local county extension agent. This analysis will also tell you what type of soil you have and other nutrient information along with the pH. There are also home test kits that are available to check pH.

How much to apply

Pounds of lime required to change the pH of 100 sq. ft. (10′ x 10′) of soil:

Soil TypeChange pH of 4.5 to 5.5Change pH of 5.5 to 6.5
Sand, Loamy Sand2.5 lbs3.0 lbs
Sandy Loam4.5 lbs5.5 lbs
Loam6.0 lbs8.5 lbs
Silt Loam8.0 lbs10.5.0 lbs
Clay Loam10.0 lbs12.0 lbs
Muck20.0 lbs22.5 lbs

General guidelines for maintenance applications

Plant TypeHow MuchHow Often
General Garden Use, Including Vegetables1 cup for every 50 ft. of row or 2 cups for every 100 ft. (10′ x 10′) of garden area.Use in Spring prior to planting or if needed during the season. If required to maintain the proper pH, annual applications are best made in the fall or early spring prior to planting.
Lawns25 lbs. per 2,000 sq. ft.For new lawns, apply lime prior to laying seed or sod. Rake lightly into the soil surface. Apply to existing lawns annually, if needed, in early spring or fall.
ShrubsSpread 1/2 cup evenly over 25 sq. ft. (5′ x 5′).Use prior to planting or apply to existing plants, as needed, in early spring or fall.



KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN. May cause eye and skin irritation. Avoid contact with eyes and skin.

First aid

If in eyes, flush eyes with water for a minimum of 15-20 minutes. If on skin, wash with soap and water. If irritation persists contact a physician.

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Derived from Limestone.

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