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Old 05-16-2010, 07:57 AM
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best brand pelletized lime?

recently I used Pro select dolomitic limestone and my spreader (M96 3 pt) turned much of it into dust. Is there another brand which might be more solid and spread better? I used solucal before but that was using a lesco push spreader. I need a lot of lime so I am hoping I wont have to push!
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Old 05-19-2010, 09:43 AM
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Bill's site recommends calcitic lime. Where does one find this product?
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Old 05-19-2010, 09:51 AM
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What is Bill's site?
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Old 05-20-2010, 06:39 PM
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Here is some stuff I just bought. Have you ever heard of it?

http://retail.encap.net/Home/Product...ctingLime.aspx

It is calcitic lime and has no magnesium in it like dolomite lime.

I haven't put it down on the turf yet but I am expecting incredible results (hopefully) as it wasn't cheap.

Here is my thread on situation with my turf. I will try to post back from time to time with my results.

http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.php?t=317744

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Old 05-20-2010, 06:49 PM
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Here is some stuff I just bought. Have you ever heard of it?

http://retail.encap.net/Home/Product...ctingLime.aspx

It is calcitic lime and has no magnesium in it like dolomite lime.

I haven't put it down on the turf yet but I am expecting incredible results (hopefully) as it wasn't cheap.

Here is my thread on situation with my turf. I will try to post back from time to time with my results.

http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.php?t=317744

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just used it a few weeks back, spread easy, absorbed well, and lawn is green.

we'll see what soil test says next year.
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Old 05-20-2010, 07:05 PM
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BostonBull, glad to hear you got good results with it.

My soil test report says I need to apply 48 pounds of calcitic lime per 1000 sq ft.
Based on your recent experience BostonBull, how much of the encap per 1000 sq ft you think I should use to achieve the same results?

Here is my soil test report...
http://alturl.com/thzw

I have also heard that Encap, Pennington and Agway brand fast acting lime is all the identical product in different branded bags so I called up Encap this afternoon and they confirmed it. They bag it in 3 different bags in their factory. All the identical product.
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Old 05-20-2010, 07:32 PM
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I used it mainly for the calicium and minorly for the pH balancing aspect. my soil test said 50#/1,000 sq/ft. I spread 30#, and topdressed 1/4" with compost.
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Old 05-20-2010, 07:51 PM
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Quick clarification?

Did you lay down 30 lbs per 1000sq ft or just 30 lbs total on your entire lawn?
How many total sq feet of turf do you have?

I have 9000 sq ft of lawn to lay it on.
Did you see any results in the first two weeks or did it take longer than that to start working?
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Old 05-20-2010, 08:53 PM
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i have roughly 2500 sq/ft. I laid down 30# per 1,000 sq/ft, so 60 pounds total for me.....I know I know 15lbs under.

It worked, or the compost is working, or both. nice green lawn, looks and feels healthy, and the seed I spread is coming in quite nicely.
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Old 05-21-2010, 12:15 AM
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i have roughly 2500 sq/ft. I laid down 30# per 1,000 sq/ft, so 60 pounds total for me.....I know I know 15lbs under.

It worked, or the compost is working, or both. nice green lawn, looks and feels healthy, and the seed I spread is coming in quite nicely.
I am willing to bet million monopoly money that it was the compost.
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