General Application Recommendation
Hi-Cal Lime, Gypsum, and Dolomitic Lime can be applied any time of the year. Spread product on the soil surface. Water thoroughly (by irrigation or natural rain event) after application to dissolve and activate. Product must dissolve to activate but will not harm soil, plant, pets or humans for granular to remain on yard/soil until rainfall event has occurred.
MK Minerals products are not intended as a fertilizer substitute.
- Container Gardening: 1/2 lb. per 2 gallon container, monthly during the growing and/or flowering season.
- Flowers: ½ lb. per 5 square feet
- Shrubs: 2 lb. per shrub annually
- Roses: 2 lb/ per rose bush annually
- Vegetables: up to ½ lb. per square foot annually
- Fruit Trees: 6.5 lb. per fruit-bearing tree annually
- Established Lawns: 40 to 50 lb. per 1,000 sq. ft.
- New Lawns: 50 lbs per 1,000 sq. ft., prior to or during seeding or laying sod.
- Corrective Application: Apply in the FALL to prevent and in the SPRING to correct winter salt damage. Apply 30 to 40 lb. per 100 sq. ft. For animal urine sites apply 2 to 4 cups per sq. ft.
- Compost Aid: Spread 4 cups for each wheel cart load as it is dumped on compost pile. Add 2 cups each time pile is turned until complete.
- Established Lawns: Spread 20 lb. per 1000 sq. feet, in the spring and fall, for best results.
- New Lawns: Apply 40 to 50 lbs per 1,000 sq. ft., prior to or during seeding or laying sod. Incorporation of product not necessary. If incorporating, till no farther than the top 3 inches of soil bed.
- Flowers, Shrubs & Gardens: Apply 20 to 40 lb. per 1,000 sq. ft. annually.
- Maintaining Optimum Growing Conditions: Apply 4 to 6 lb. for each 1 lb. of Nitrogen applied annually.
- Provides calcium which is an essential part of the cell wall in plants and must be present in order to form new cells (grow).
- Increases the pH in an acid soil where the magnesium level is low (pH below 7)
- Improves microbial action to help breakdown pesticides and organic matter
- Increases the efficient use of other major nutrients, like N,P, & K that the plants require