Question about lime.

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by Gabby, Jun 9, 2009.

  1. Gabby

    Gabby LawnSite Member
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    I did a soil test on my lawn in a few places and it came in around 6.0 (acidic). I put down some lime yesterday and the forecast was for some thunderstorms, but it poured rain in buckets last night. Am I screwed and it all washed away or do you think I might be alright. used lime pellets not pulverized. Thanks.
     
  2. jsf343

    jsf343 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Are you saying the whole pellet may have washed away or washed through the grass layer too quickly? It will not wash through the layer that quick, should be fine. it takes a while before you will see much of a difference in the PH, if anything it was probably good to get it washed in.
     
  3. Smallaxe

    Smallaxe LawnSite Fanatic
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    Where do you think the pellets went?
     
  4. Gabby

    Gabby LawnSite Member
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    I was hoping the heavy rain did not "wash it away". I am hoping it got washed in like you said and not away as it did rain pretty hard. Thanks for the reply.
     
  5. Gabby

    Gabby LawnSite Member
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    Worried they got washed away.
     
  6. ron mexico75

    ron mexico75 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Well 6.5 is NEUTRAL in the pH scale so I assume you didn't put down much. I would suspect if you already have an established lawn then the lime didn't wash away. Meaning; carried off of your property and into the storm drain.

    If it was a new lawn project, meaning; all soil no established grass, then a majority probably did wash away.
     
  7. Gabby

    Gabby LawnSite Member
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    No it's an established lawn. That is what I was hoping it did not get washed off. 7.0 is neutral correct? I know 6.5 is wear you want to be for a lawn though.
     
  8. ron mexico75

    ron mexico75 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Yes you're right. 7.0 is technically NEUTRAL. 6.5 is a great place on the scale for a lawn.
     

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