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Lime Application

Discussion in 'Homeowner Assistance Forum' started by CT John, Sep 4, 2003.

  1. CT John

    CT John LawnSite Member
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    Received my soil test results and planned on aerating and overseeding this weekend. The test results indicated a pH of 5.8. A little on the acidic side. I am planning on applying some lime and was wondering if I should wait to seed, wait to lime or if it matters at all whether or not I seed shortly after applying lime. I was under the impression that it really doesn't matter, but wanted to get some confirmation here. Thanks.
  2. chefdrp

    chefdrp LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,384

    like you have heard, it doesnt matter. I did a lawn renovation and was told to put down lime also. good luck.
  3. CT John

    CT John LawnSite Member
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    Thanks man.
  4. GLAN

    GLAN Banned
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    If your going to do at the same time

    At least use granular lime

    With PH in those numbers I would at least lime water it in for a week then seed.
  5. CT John

    CT John LawnSite Member
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    Did use the granular type. Thanks GLAN.
  6. GLAN

    GLAN Banned
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    Lime will actulay take about 6 months before the full affects have taken place. Granular lime.
  7. CT John

    CT John LawnSite Member
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    Yes, i've heard that. Thats why I wanted to get it started asap. Thanks.
  8. greenman

    greenman LawnSite Addict
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    That's really not bad at all. Not really. Normal around these parts are 5.3 to 5.8.
  9. CT John

    CT John LawnSite Member
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    True. Not all that bad, but not ideal either. I'd like to get it into the mid 6's. Put down approx. 40 lbs/1000 of granular dolimitic limestone this past weekend. Will put down another 20 per in the spring and have the soil tested again next fall. Any other thoughts? Anything you'd do differently?
  10. Grassmechanic

    Grassmechanic LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,697

    Steer clear of sulfur coated fertilizers in the future.

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