LIME FOR BLEACHING THE TRUNKS OF TREES AND SHRUBS ALSO DEACIDIFICATION OF SOILS
Lime is intended for bleaching the trunks of trees and shrubs in order to avoid the effects of the so-called winter burn. It also serves the purpose of de-acidifying soils for acid-tolerant crops.
- calcium oxide for bleaching tree trunks
- protects trees against damage caused by sudden changes in temperature
- it is also suitable for deacidification of soils for crops that do not tolerate acid reaction
- calcium (CaO) – 70%
Painting trunks with lime is a very important winter procedure in fruit orchards and in the amateur cultivation of fruit trees. When painting, we give trunks and thick branches white, because white reflects sunlight and protects against heating.
Excessively heated tree trunks, especially in spring, trigger premature vegetation, which can lead to frozen flower buds. Painting also prevents frost cracks and scaling wounds caused by sudden temperature drops, which lead to the freezing of excessively hydrated cells.
Liming is a very important treatment on acidic soils, which aims to increase the pH of the substrate to slightly acidic, neutral or alkaline. Especially recommend lime in the form of oxide for heavy soils, which are clayey and compact. It has properties that improve the structure of the soil.
It loosens the compacted soil, creating a lumpy structure that allows water and air to accumulate in the spaces. The oxide form of lime is very quick to act. Calcium is also a very important macronutrient in plant development. It improves the absorption of phosphorus, potassium, magnesium and trace elements.
It also has the ability to bind heavy metals harmful to plants from the soil, including cadmium, lead, chromium. Soil liming has a positive effect on the quality of the crops. For example, tomatoes with a calcium deficiency develop a disease – dry top rot.
To whiten tree trunks, use lime during the winter season, from December to March. You should do the first lime painting in December. However, if the white layer washes off, you should repeat the bleaching to whiten the trees by March.
To paint the trees, prepare a solution by stirring lime gradually into about 1 liter of water until you obtain a thick mixture.
During the treatment, do not allow lime or its solution to get into the eyes.
Liming (deacidification) of soils:
Use lime on acidic soils that require preparation for cultivation of plants requiring a higher pH (slightly acidic, neutral or alkaline). Before starting liming, it is good to measure the pH of the soil with a special acid meter.
To deacidify the soil, apply lime every 2-3 years.
The best time to use lime is autumn – after the end of vegetation, but it can also be used in early spring – before the beginning of vegetation.
Fall fertilization or fertilization with nitrogen-containing fertilizers should not be combined with liming. The interval between fertilization and liming should depend on the duration of action of the fertilizer used.
One 1.2 kg package is sufficient for an application of about 15 m2.
The treatment is best carried out on moist soil in windless weather, because the lime is in the form of a powder. When sprinkling lime in the early spring, mix the lime with the soil as much as possible. When using, wear protective gloves and protect your eyes.
Packaging: 1.2 kg
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