Gypsum

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by bobdaduke, Mar 15, 2005.

  1. bobdaduke

    bobdaduke LawnSite Member
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    Does anyone apply gypsum with a lime application with red clay soil?
     
  2. cemars

    cemars LawnSite Senior Member
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    Not with a lime app. but we have spread a good bit of gypsum. The thing is it needs to be incorporated into the soil to do much good, so apply right before a aeration or till it in during a renovation for best results. Doesn't clay suck.
     
  3. jajwrigh

    jajwrigh LawnSite Bronze Member
    Male, from Martinsville, IN
    Posts: 1,405

    doesn't gypsum and lime mix to create concrete?
     
  4. Garth

    Garth LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 382

    When we apply gypsum, I always mix a 90lb bag of hard sand with a 60lb bag of pelletized gypsum. It spreads better and provides for more coverage. Afterward raking into the holes, we apply a rather fine mulch cover and water it in. There are several methods of breaking up clay, unfortunately some of the best can take a year or more. These usually involve layers of dry leaves, blood meal, newspaper, manure, and straw.
     
  5. Why are you applying gypsum?
     

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