The benefits of liming a lawn include the restoration of the soil's pH for improved grass color and heat-tolerance. Adding lime to the lawn also helps the soil release nutrients to grass, for a pest- and disease-resistant turf.
Before adding lime to a lawn, it is important to conduct a professional soil test to establish the soil pH levels. If the levels are below 6.0, liming the lawn can help increase the soil pH to the recommended levels. Liming the lawn lets the soil release important nutrients that support proper grass growth.
Liming a lawn also enhances grass resistance to heat and drought, as well as pest resistance. Adding lime to a lawn before planting grass enhances the overall quality of the lawn.