best brand pelletized lime?

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by nick21, May 16, 2010.

  1. nick21

    nick21 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 70

    recently I used Pro select dolomitic limestone and my spreader (M96 3 pt) turned much of it into dust. Is there another brand which might be more solid and spread better? I used solucal before but that was using a lesco push spreader. I need a lot of lime so I am hoping I wont have to push!
  2. wrager

    wrager LawnSite Member
    from ATL
    Messages: 164

    Bill's site recommends calcitic lime. Where does one find this product?
  3. marshtj

    marshtj LawnSite Member
    Messages: 12

    What is Bill's site?
  4. user786

    user786 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 4

  5. BostonBull

    BostonBull LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 520

    just used it a few weeks back, spread easy, absorbed well, and lawn is green.

    we'll see what soil test says next year.
  6. user786

    user786 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 4

    BostonBull, glad to hear you got good results with it.

    My soil test report says I need to apply 48 pounds of calcitic lime per 1000 sq ft.
    Based on your recent experience BostonBull, how much of the encap per 1000 sq ft you think I should use to achieve the same results?

    Here is my soil test report...

    I have also heard that Encap, Pennington and Agway brand fast acting lime is all the identical product in different branded bags so I called up Encap this afternoon and they confirmed it. They bag it in 3 different bags in their factory. All the identical product.
  7. BostonBull

    BostonBull LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 520

    I used it mainly for the calicium and minorly for the pH balancing aspect. my soil test said 50#/1,000 sq/ft. I spread 30#, and topdressed 1/4" with compost.
  8. user786

    user786 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 4

    Quick clarification?

    Did you lay down 30 lbs per 1000sq ft or just 30 lbs total on your entire lawn?
    How many total sq feet of turf do you have?

    I have 9000 sq ft of lawn to lay it on.
    Did you see any results in the first two weeks or did it take longer than that to start working?
  9. BostonBull

    BostonBull LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 520

    i have roughly 2500 sq/ft. I laid down 30# per 1,000 sq/ft, so 60 pounds total for me.....I know I know 15lbs under.

    It worked, or the compost is working, or both. nice green lawn, looks and feels healthy, and the seed I spread is coming in quite nicely.
  10. rainbowss

    rainbowss LawnSite Member
    Messages: 45

    I am willing to bet million monopoly money that it was the compost. :laugh:

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