For acidic soils, use pelletized lime to minimize dust and ensure uniformity. You can mix finely ground limestone with a water-soluble binder to form pellets. Use a drop spreader to apply pelletized lime. You can also apply with a rotary-type spreader.
Note: Spread settings vary with the type and model of spreader. Consult your owner’s manual for exact settings. Apply 50% more seed if you are attempting to sow a new lawn in the spring. Seed Type Pounds per 1,000 square feet Kentucky bluegrass 2 to 3 Tall fescue 5 to 7 Perennial ryegrass 4 to 6 Fine fescue 4