Grass seed for acidic soil?

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by WVHILLBILLY, Apr 24, 2008.

  1. WVHILLBILLY

    WVHILLBILLY LawnSite Member
    from WV
    Posts: 6

    Hello, I have a lawn that is slopped, clay with a pH of 4.7. I will be adding lime to adjust the pH but is there a grass seed that can tolerate acidic soil?

    Thanks,
    WVHILLBILLY
     
  2. Dreams To Designs

    Dreams To Designs LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,406

    Many turf grasses will tolerate acidic soil, but none that will be thick and lush until you bring the PH up substantially. There are fast acting lime solutions that can affect the soil much more quickly than granular or pellitized lime, but with soil at your PH range, you will be liming forever.

    Kirk
     

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