Low Ph

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  1. accuratelawn

    accuratelawn LawnSite Senior Member
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    I am renovating a lawn next week. I received the results of the soil sample. Ph 4.4!! The lawn area is under 3 large Pin Oak trees. The recommendation was to apply 195 pounds of lime per 1000 square feet. I know I can't put that much down at one time.
    What would be the best series to follow in the renovation of this lawn?
    I sprayed parts early this week with round up to kill off the junk.
     
  2. KirbysLawn

    KirbysLawn Millenium Member
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    What type of lime did it call for?? Lime with Ca or Mg? Apply 50 pound per 1000 after aeration/aervation/tilling or whatever. What were the P&K levels?
     
  3. accuratelawn

    accuratelawn LawnSite Senior Member
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    It did not say anything about type of lime.
    P = 89 k = 393
     
  4. KirbysLawn

    KirbysLawn Millenium Member
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    P & K look good. At the bottom right it should say "Lime LBS/M", then below, it says 195 and lime type which would be Mg or Ca. Mg is the cheap stuff at Home Depot, Ca is the $4.00 a bag stuff at Lesco. With what you sent me I would guess it says Mg, not Ca.

    I took a test in April, check out these results:
    Ph: 6.8 :cool:
    P: 7 :eek:
    K: 125 :eek:


    Ray

    [Edited by KirbysLawn on 09-16-2000 at 05:03 AM]
     

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