Old 08-03-2002, 12:55 AM
wolfpacklawn wolfpacklawn is offline
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soil pH testers

How well do they work? I'm talking about the ones you just stick into the ground and they give you a reading of the soil pH. Also i've seen a fertilizer analyzer that is supposed to give you a composite reading of nitrogen, phosphorus, and potash. How do those work?

What is the best way to know what/how much fertilizer a lawn needs?
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Old 08-04-2002, 02:55 PM
agrostis palustris agrostis palustris is offline
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The best ways to know how much fert your turf needs in a given year is to do a soil test. Also you have to know what species of turf you are dealing with. Fescues only need 1 - 2 lbs of N per year, whereas Bentgrass, Bluegrass, and Ryegrass need 3 - 5 lbs of N per year.
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Old 08-04-2002, 06:32 PM
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go to www.forestry-suppliers.com, they have a very wide selection on both instraments you mentioned, as well as many other tools you might need.
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Old 08-05-2002, 08:10 PM
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I have used them before in contanier plantings. I got a reading, so I guess they work. I would not use it for large areas(soil test)
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