Register free!
Search
 
     

Click for Weather
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 10-17-2013, 11:19 AM
32vld 32vld is offline
LawnSite Silver Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: LI NY
Posts: 2,451
Lime & Fert Application Before Fall Clean Up

Question is when is it to close to put down lime and fert before you do a clean up?
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 10-17-2013, 12:50 PM
Smallaxe Smallaxe is offline
LawnSite Fanatic
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Central Wisconsin
Posts: 9,746
Fert was done before leaves started to fall and I'll get the lime down right after a cleanup, so it get washed in before my next cleanup... I try to clear the ground every 10-14 days to prevent grass suffocation...
__________________
*
Now that I know that clay's texture(platelets) has nothing to do with water infiltration, percolation, or drainage
,,, I wonder what does...
*
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 10-17-2013, 08:38 PM
32vld 32vld is offline
LawnSite Silver Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: LI NY
Posts: 2,451
I do weekly clean ups for 5 weeks. I start about the 1st week of Nov. Finish first week Dec.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 10-17-2013, 08:55 PM
Smallaxe Smallaxe is offline
LawnSite Fanatic
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Central Wisconsin
Posts: 9,746
You can lime in Dec...
__________________
*
Now that I know that clay's texture(platelets) has nothing to do with water infiltration, percolation, or drainage
,,, I wonder what does...
*
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 10-18-2013, 11:48 AM
Mscotrid's Avatar
Mscotrid Mscotrid is offline
LawnSite Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: USA
Posts: 1,424
When a soil test determines you need lime or other soil amendments. How much lime do you put down if you don't know where your PH is to start with.
__________________

The Arena, the Field of Battle, the site where the fight actually takes place is our own heart and all of our Inner Man. The time of Battle is our whole life.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 10-18-2013, 08:22 PM
32vld 32vld is offline
LawnSite Silver Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: LI NY
Posts: 2,451
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mscotrid View Post
When a soil test determines you need lime or other soil amendments. How much lime do you put down if you don't know where your PH is to start with.
The soil test tells the PH level.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 10-19-2013, 06:57 AM
Smallaxe Smallaxe is offline
LawnSite Fanatic
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Central Wisconsin
Posts: 9,746
Mscotrid,,, In Centro Wisco, lime,, is never going to be a 'bad thing'... it may be an unnecessary thing but soil around here always test <7.0 pH...

In the N. Ill. areas lime is never used and the very mention of it send h.o.s reeling, because the soils around them are always too high above 7.0pH and more lime will be detrimental to healthy growth of anything...

I'm not sure if there are areas where you live that 1 lawn might be >7.0 pH, then another lawn in the same general area would have a pH that is too far below 7.0,, requiring Lime to aid in better growth,,, but that would be a good thing to check out from local agriculture...

People got in the habit of doing lime around here becuz farmers were pushing alfalfa and lime is needed for better alfalfa,,, but not required for good grass... potatoes like a more acid soil than 7.0 and do great with just a bit of NPK...

Anyways,,, if you are struggling with pH questions, then test some soils and learn what is happening in your neighborhood...
__________________
*
Now that I know that clay's texture(platelets) has nothing to do with water infiltration, percolation, or drainage
,,, I wonder what does...
*
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 10-19-2013, 09:58 AM
Mscotrid's Avatar
Mscotrid Mscotrid is offline
LawnSite Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: USA
Posts: 1,424
I guess my statement was more centered on the results of the soil test. How much lime would you need if your guessing at the PH?
__________________

The Arena, the Field of Battle, the site where the fight actually takes place is our own heart and all of our Inner Man. The time of Battle is our whole life.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 10-20-2013, 11:07 AM
Smallaxe Smallaxe is offline
LawnSite Fanatic
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Central Wisconsin
Posts: 9,746
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mscotrid View Post
I guess my statement was more centered on the results of the soil test. How much lime would you need if your guessing at the PH?
Is the a reason to suspect a low pH??? it is very possible that your 'lime app' is a complete waste of money and time for the client...
I had a client that wanted me to put down lime every fall before the leaves came down... eventually I just stopped doing it and nothing changed at all...
__________________
*
Now that I know that clay's texture(platelets) has nothing to do with water infiltration, percolation, or drainage
,,, I wonder what does...
*
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 10-20-2013, 10:18 PM
32vld 32vld is offline
LawnSite Silver Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: LI NY
Posts: 2,451
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mscotrid View Post
I guess my statement was more centered on the results of the soil test. How much lime would you need if your guessing at the PH?
Based on the PH reading from the soil test. Based on the SF of the land. You then have to put down so many lbs of lime to raise the PH. I do not remember how to do the calculations.

Though the soil test should recommend how many pounds of lime needs to be added per 1,000 SF.

Now so places out west have the opposite and the PH is to high and they add sulfur to lower the PH.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump





Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ©1998 - 2012, LawnSite.comô - Moose River Media
All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:22 AM.

Page generated in 0.08195 seconds with 9 queries