1500 pounds dolomite lime

Discussion in 'Fertilizer Application' started by jeeperscrow, Jun 19, 2012.

  1. jeeperscrow

    jeeperscrow LawnSite Senior Member
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    Soil test calls for 100 pounds per 1,000 square feet. I plan to apply 50 pounds per 1,000 first application then repeat several months later. Problem is I have no idea how to buy 1,500 pounds of dolomite lime so I can spread it. Have searched all over the place with no luck. I'm in Northeast Georgia. Any suggestions on where to buy dolomite lime in bulk at reasonable price in this area?

    Thanks!
     
  2. NEW CITY LAWN CARE LLC

    NEW CITY LAWN CARE LLC LawnSite Bronze Member
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  3. greendoctor

    greendoctor LawnSite Fanatic
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    What is the tested pH. The only way to need that much lime is if the pH is around 5.
     
  4. avguy

    avguy LawnSite Senior Member
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    My soil test came back at 4.9 / 5.1 respectively for two different areas of my property before my renovation. I put down 150 lbs / 1000 on my 2 acres over a 1 year period. I bought pelitized lime from my local Co-op. If I remember correctly it was about 300 bags. Not sure what size your property is but they will also deliver & spread in bulk.
     
  5. agrostis

    agrostis LawnSite Silver Member
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    That's a normal recommendation for the south. 1500 Lbs. isnt close to being a bulk quantity. Just buy thirty 50Lb. bag's of pelletized dolomitic lime, about 4.50 a bag anywhere you look.
     
  6. jeeperscrow

    jeeperscrow LawnSite Senior Member
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    Where do you look? I've checked at Lowe's and Home Depot websites and typed in pelletized dolomite lime with no results?
     
  7. agrostis

    agrostis LawnSite Silver Member
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    Lime is more popular in the spring and fall but it can be found. Search for "limestone"

    http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc...053&langId=-1&keyword=limestone&storeId=10051

    http://www.tractorsupply.com/soil-doctor-reg-pelletized-limestone-40-lb--4206593

    It look's like lowe's only has powdered lime, don't use that unless you want a hard to spread and messy product.

    http://www.lowes.com/ProductDisplay...gId=10051&cmRelshp=req&rel=nofollow&cId=PDIO1
     
  8. jeeperscrow

    jeeperscrow LawnSite Senior Member
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    ok cool thanks!
     

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