Originally Posted by Mxrider52
Oh ok. Well I thought the lime was just there to basically raise the soil PH to make it suitable for growing? Do you have any recommendations on a brand of lime to use or whether to use fast acting lime or regular lime?
So what is potash? It says under maintenance to apply recommended potash in the fall. Should that be something I should do now? So how soon after I put down lime should I put down Rye? Or should it be vice versa?
Sorry for all the questions. I am just learning all this still. My friend was to be helping me, but he got in a financial bind and than screwed me over so now we do not speak.
Potash is K. I would use a standard slow release NPK fertilizer already mixed (like Scotts, Vigro or a generic version) from Home Depot, applied according to the label. Unfortunately, they seem to be eliminating P from the major homeowner brands, so you will need to check the analysis on the bag to make sure it has P. (The starter fertilizers almost all have P, but they are overpriced and not always slow release.) The guys at the store might be able to help, or go to a Lesco, if there is one near you -- they are more expert. Just use standard lime, the white powdery stuff that is real cheap. Your PH is too low. I'd let the lime soak in for a few days before seeding, but actually, it shouldn't hurt the seed either way. This is not that hard a job from the soil chemistry standpoint. What is tricky is keeping the application on the bare surfaces on the incline, which is why the sooner you can get the rye established, the better everything will go.