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Old 05-03-2008, 06:57 PM
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Product that breaks down clay?

What is the name of the product that you can spread out on clay surfaces that helps to break down the clay and allows it to be more pourous so that you can grow grass? Where can you buy it. I have spread it out 400 times at the golf course and can't seem to remember what the name of the stuff is.
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Old 05-03-2008, 07:26 PM
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Are you talking PermaTill?
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Old 05-03-2008, 08:18 PM
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How about "Gypsum"
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Old 05-03-2008, 08:32 PM
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Gypsum is designed for this purpose. You can buy it at any Lesco/John Deere Landscapes Location.
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Old 05-03-2008, 09:30 PM
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I got my gypsum at Menards this year for .86 per pound were as JDL was at 1.26 per pound. Gypsum is gypsum no matter were you go. I do them right after aeration works great. Also helps with dog damage too.
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Old 05-03-2008, 09:38 PM
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What's the application rate per 1000 sq ft?
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Old 05-03-2008, 09:52 PM
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Since the gypsum I have used in the past has varied in granular size so much that I try to apply between 4 to 6 lbs per thousand but the bag says you can go alot heavier than that. I have gone heavier than that if there is alot of clay or lots of dog damage. Great product we sell lots of them.
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Old 05-03-2008, 10:12 PM
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What is the name of the product that you can spread out on clay surfaces that helps to break down the clay and allows it to be more pourous so that you can grow grass? Where can you buy it. I have spread it out 400 times at the golf course and can't seem to remember what the name of the stuff is.
gypsum, also i heard that humates work well in that regard
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Old 05-03-2008, 10:25 PM
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I thought that adding gypsum was an "Old Wives Tale" and after doing some research I found it to be true. Please check out the following link. Although it is from Colorado Sate University it should hold to be true everywhere.

http://www.colostate.edu/Depts/CoopE...oil/gypsum.htm
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Old 05-03-2008, 11:28 PM
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Colorado State would call it a wives tale since Calcium is already quite high in CO soils. Around here we can expect some inprovement on clay. You gotta know your local soils before you can negate the Gypsum option.

Humates, Aeration, Hydratain, Soil-Master, Turface, etc. These are all tools to use when the time & conditions permit or require.

Rates for gypsum are going to be over 150lbs/M if any effect is to be expected. Do a soil test first.
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