My first soil test now what?

Discussion in 'Homeowner Assistance Forum' started by MrC, Apr 26, 2007.

  1. MrC

    MrC LawnSite Member
    from Jersey
    Posts: 189

    I just got my first soil test back today and I think I understand it but I just want to make sure. It provide fertilzer recommendations and ratios using Scotts and Vigoro. I've just started using Lesco (Dimension 0.10% 19-0-6; application 3 weeks ago) for the first time and don't know what I need to do next. I also have a fairly noticable broadleaf problem. I'm going to Lesco tomorrow for their recommendation but I would like your input so that they are not just trying to sell me stuff.

    SOIL TEST RESULTS
    pH 6.42 Slightly acidic- no correction is need; do not apply limestone
    Lime requirement index: 7.85

    Macronutrients (pounds/acre)
    Phosphorus 89 (Optimum)
    Potassium 107 (Below Optimum)
    Magnesium 237 (Optimum)
    Calcium 1550 (Optimum)

    Micronutrients (parts per million)
    Zinc 3.9 (adequate)
    Copper 1.8 (adequate)
    Manganese 5.3 (low)
    Boron 0.9 (adequate)
    Iron: 175 (high)

    Fertilizer Recommendatin
    Fertilizer grades containing the appropriate ration (1-0-1) of nutrients may be used. Use fertilizers containing 30-60% of the nitrogen in slow-release form (Water Insoluble Nitrogen)
     

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