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1998dodge
05-27-2003, 12:16 AM
I'm just woundering would it hurt if i put some lime mixed in with my fertilizer ever time i fertilize. thanks:blob3:

fblandscape
05-27-2003, 12:19 AM
Don't do it. The N and the Ca will mess with eachother. Ca decreases the # of H+ protons in the soil, while N increases it.

kickin sum grass
05-27-2003, 07:42 AM
do a soil test o see if you need lime and add according to results.

timturf
05-27-2003, 06:21 PM
I believe mixing lime with fert depents on the type of nitrogen source!
Since every lawn has a diferrent ph, why would you mix lime with fert??
Doesn't most nitrogen fert have some acifying effect????????

SWD
05-27-2003, 08:07 PM
No, most fert that is Ammonium Nitrate based has the exact opposite effect. To acidify, use Ammonium Sulphate ferts.
What you are after is the freely available sulphur cation

Enviro Green
05-28-2003, 11:25 PM
I thought that the natural process of converting ammonium to nitrate for plant usable form caused acidification of the soil to some degree as the hydrogen ions are lost during the conversion process. Are you saying that NH4+NO3- (ammonium nitrate) causes soils to become more alkaline?

Just wondering,

EG