Lime with fertilizer?

Discussion in 'Fertilizer Application' started by Petr51488, Apr 25, 2008.

  1. Petr51488

    Petr51488 LawnSite Silver Member
    from NJ
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    This is strictly for my own yard.. I was wondering if it's ok to put down lime, along with fertilizer for my lawn. I will be using scotts fert 1st step. And will lime get rid of moss? I'm having a rather large problem with it in the poconos. I'm hoping lime will cure it and make the grass grow thicker and strongetr. Thanks for any help!
     
  2. TLClandscaping

    TLClandscaping LawnSite Member
    Posts: 59

    You can put lime and fert down at the same time.

    Lime wont get rid of your moss, it will keep it from coming back I believe.
     
  3. lawnspecialties

    lawnspecialties LawnSite Silver Member
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    TLC's right.

    Many will tell you it's a definite "no-no". But they have absolutely nothing to do with the other and lime takes such a long time to take effect, it's totally fine to do.
     
  4. Petr51488

    Petr51488 LawnSite Silver Member
    from NJ
    Posts: 2,372

    Thanks! I heard that moss is because of low ph, so i figured that lime would help it from stop growing.
     
  5. TLClandscaping

    TLClandscaping LawnSite Member
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    Best thing to do is get a rake and scrape the moss off, lime heavy. Moss is acid basicly,you might want to do a soil sample to see what it needs. Is there alot of trees where the moss is?
     
  6. humble1

    humble1 LawnSite Silver Member
    from MA
    Posts: 2,499

    You can have moss where there are drainage issues, shade, or low pH.
    One or all of these things can attribute to having moss. I like to power rake then overseed, lime heavily.
     

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