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lime and starter fert ?

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by scaglawnsnj, Oct 3, 2007.

  1. scaglawnsnj

    scaglawnsnj LawnSite Senior Member
    from nj
    Posts: 435

    I am aerating and seeding my lawn this week. I did a soil test and figure, I need to lime the lawn. Know, Can I lime and put starter fert at the same time?
    I was going to use granules not liquid. I figured i'd go light on the starter fert and 4lbs every 1000sqr on lime.
  2. RAlmaroad

    RAlmaroad LawnSite Silver Member
    from SC
    Posts: 2,194

    Before you put down any lime, get a proper soil test and admend the soil with the suggested amount.
  3. muddstopper

    muddstopper LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,342

    Just for reference. it is usually recommended that lime not be applied at the same time as a high P fertilizer. I dont always follow that recommendation because of the practicality issues, but thats what the books say.
  4. dKoester

    dKoester LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,256

    It will cause a chemical lock-up of certain minerals plants digest.
  5. Stringblade

    Stringblade LawnSite Member
    from pgh pa
    Posts: 98

    I always lime and starter at the same time with no problems I have naturally acidic soil around here however
  6. lilmarvin4064

    lilmarvin4064 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 757

    I read somewhere that this only happens on alakline soil (which wouldn't need lime anyway). Have you seen this?

    Plus, in my opinion 4#/M of lime is a waste of time.

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