Not sure on diagnosis

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by dmk395, Mar 6, 2002.

  1. dmk395

    dmk395 LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ma
    Posts: 994

    Customer called me and asked me about a fert program (for which I just started) and dethatching. I went by for an estimate, and really think the dethatching will be useless. Seems he has alot of moss, a myriad of pine trees surround his property. Should I instead sell him on a heavy liming, then maybe an aeration and overseeding. How many pounds of lime per guess is that his soil is just having a high PH. Any advice, or just go ahead and dethatch?
  2. 1MajorTom

    1MajorTom Senior Moderator
    Posts: 6,074

    You should probably do a soil test first. That way you will be able to diagnosis the problem correctly.
  3. KirbysLawn

    KirbysLawn Millenium Member
    Posts: 3,486

    I agree with Jodi.

    FYI: If you are thinking the pH is high why apply lime? Lime raises pH, so if your assumptions are correct you would be compounding the problems. Do a test...


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