Fertiizing!!!

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by 1998dodge, May 27, 2003.

  1. 1998dodge

    1998dodge LawnSite Member
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    I'm just woundering would it hurt if i put some lime mixed in with my fertilizer ever time i fertilize. thanks:blob3:
     
  2. fblandscape

    fblandscape Banned
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    Don't do it. The N and the Ca will mess with eachother. Ca decreases the # of H+ protons in the soil, while N increases it.
     
  3. kickin sum grass

    kickin sum grass LawnSite Senior Member
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    do a soil test o see if you need lime and add according to results.
     
  4. I believe mixing lime with fert depents on the type of nitrogen source!
    Since every lawn has a diferrent ph, why would you mix lime with fert??
    Doesn't most nitrogen fert have some acifying effect????????
     
  5. SWD

    SWD LawnSite Senior Member
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    No, most fert that is Ammonium Nitrate based has the exact opposite effect. To acidify, use Ammonium Sulphate ferts.
    What you are after is the freely available sulphur cation
     
  6. Enviro Green

    Enviro Green LawnSite Senior Member
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    I thought that the natural process of converting ammonium to nitrate for plant usable form caused acidification of the soil to some degree as the hydrogen ions are lost during the conversion process. Are you saying that NH4+NO3- (ammonium nitrate) causes soils to become more alkaline?

    Just wondering,

    EG
     

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