How to Use Crushed Limestone


Made up mostly of calcium carbonate, limestone is a sedimentary rock found in warm, shallow waters. Limestone forms in a variety of ways. Chalk limestone is white or light gray in color and is often used to make soil more alkaline. Lithographic limestone has a fine grain that forms a smooth surface. In the 1700s, it was used to reproduce images with ink, creating lithographs. Limestone is an often used material in everything from construction to trail making.

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  • Chalk or lime spreader
  • Purchase pulverized limestone and feed to chickens to help their eggshells to form.

  • Use powdered limestone to line soccer, baseball or football fields. Many sports use powdered, crushed limestone in an applicator to make the lines necessary for play.

  • Spread crushed limestone that has been pulverized to tiny grains over a garden area with acidic soil. Limestone can also be spread over animal stalls to kill germs and reduce odors.

  • Spread larger pieces of crushed limestone over a dirt driveway for a simple way to avoid mud and make the driveway more attractive.

  • Spread gravel-sized crushed limestone in areas of your property that need to be drained. It is good for lining a pond or creating a path in areas of mud.

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