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Our lime spreading service is available throughout the island providing a quality limestone product, delivered and spread to meet your individual needs.

Screened Limestone

Billown Lime Quarries Ltd provides a screened limestone spreading service.

Lime is an important part of agricultural management of the land. The primary reason to apply agricultural lime is to correct the high levels of acidity in soils. It helps maintain soil fertility and is essential for grass and cereal growing.

The effects of agricultural lime on soils are:

  • It increases the pH of acidic soils
  • It provides a source of calcium and magnesium  for plants
  • It permits improved water penetration for acidic soils
  • It improves the uptake of major plant nutrients (nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium) of plants growing on acid soils

A spinner-style lime spreader is used for the distribution of the bulk lime from a location close to the site. 

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