Uses of Lime in Gardening

You may have used lime in your cooking, but have you ever used it in your gardening? Agricultural lime, or aglime, is crushed limestone used to reduce soil acidity. Reducing the acidity is important because it maximizes nutrients, reduces toxicity and improves soil structure.

In livestock farming, hydrated lime is used to limit the spread of bacteria. It's also used as an insect repellent in horticultural farming, without harming the plants or the insects. Lime has several other benefits, including increased water penetration in soil, and can even be used in coal burning power plants to reduce emissions. Needless to say, it's extremely useful material. is one of the largest producers of aglime in the country with locations in Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Missouri, Ohio, New York, New Jersey and Utah. We specialize in aglime sales, aglime delivery, aglime availability and aglime statistical analysis. To request a quote, or to learn more about the benefits of aglime, please email us at

Important facts about aglime:

  • Midwest farmers are currently using only 1/4 of the aglime needed. Optimum pH levels in the majority of plant species range from 5.8 to 7.0.
  • Aglime improves water and nutrient uptake in addition to protecting the soil from water and wind erosion. In addition to making certain herbicides more effective aglime can also improve the fertilizer efficiency by as much as 50%.
  • Dolomitic aglime supplies both calcium and magnesium.
  • Every $1 spent on aglime can equal a return of as much as $10 in increased productivity.
  • Aglime should be applied whenever acid soil conditions threaten crop production.
  • Annual spreading of aglime can improve pasture productivity by 20%.
  • Aglime should only be applied after soil samples have been tested & collected.
  • For best results aglime should be applied as far ahead of crop planting as possible.
  • Low Soil PH can reduce fertilizer efficiency by 50% or more.
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