There are many types of lime. First Saturday Lime is SAFER than calcium hydroxide, STRONGER than dolomitic ground quarry lime.
This is nature’s mineral – an EASY solution that repels pests and protects the lives of loved ones, animals, gardens and our earth.
First Saturday Lime
Learn and share the best ways to use First Saturday Lime, a form of limestone. It’s among nature’s absolute best, healthiest, and powerful pest repellents, deodorizer, neutralizer, soil enhancement and much more.
Our non-toxic, non-chemical solution is safe, effective, and has a long list of uses. Learn more by reading below.
Our unique solution protects and grows
Popular uses include…
REPEL INSECTS AND PESTS
Sprinkle over the affected area. Use around the base of homes, garages and outbuildings to repel insects and spiders from entering.
Whitewash a FSL and water mix on walls of outdoor buildings to provide a more hygienic environment to live and work. 1 gallon water, 2 pounds salt, 7 pounds lime.
FRESHEN CHICKEN COOPS, STABLES, and BARNS
Pour liberally on areas exposed to animal waste. Sweep excess lime from area. Cover floors with approximately 1/8” of FSL or sprinkle in with hay or sawdust. Serves as insect repellent when used in bedding.
PREVENT ALGAE GROWTH
Safely adjust the pH in water – ponds and aquariums. Test and apply your water first, for specific direction on achieving your desired results.
PROTECT WORK GEAR
Place dirty, outdoor rain boots on a tray of First Saturday Lime to repel spiders and insects.
Pour FSL as a base for outdoor firewood. This will help prevent unwanted insects from burrowing under the wood.
What’s the Big Difference?
It’s easy to get confused with all the different types of lime out there. Below are some major ways they differ.
Dolomitic LimeQuarry Lime
- Difficult to use
- Weak Formula
- More applications required
First Saturday Lime
- Naturally Safe
- Better, Sweeter Crops
- Safe for people
- Safe for animals
- Good for the earth!
Hydrated LimeSlake Lime
- Increases crop yields
- Causes burns
- Damages eyesight
- Harmful to people, animals
- Harmful if inhaled
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