Fescue – Pelletized Or Powdered Lime

Fertilize fescue in May

Q: When you talk about liming your fescue when you say 20 pounds per 1000 square feet are you referring to pelletized lime or powdered lime? 

A: They are the same thing. Powdered lime is simply pelletized to make it easier to apply. I hate using powdered lime because it gets all over my hands and pants. Pelletized lime is lots easier to pour into a spreader. Powdered garden lime produces so much dust it looks like you have a house fire. You may run into another lime product as you shop: fast-acting lime. This is simply powdered garden lime that has been especially finely ground, which makes it dissolve faster. It can sometimes be pelletized as well.

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