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Gypsum as a fertilizer???

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by Outdoor_Maintenance_2010, Sep 6, 2011.

  1. Outdoor_Maintenance_2010

    Outdoor_Maintenance_2010 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 268

    Hey guys

    I was doing a brush cutting job today,i found a dump closest to where i work
    was amazed of what they recycled,
    this what amazed me about gypsum
    it's a translated page so might have a few translation error's

  2. GreenI.A.

    GreenI.A. LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,131

    the best way to think about it is like lime. It's not a fertilizer in it self, but by adjusting the soil chemistry it alows the turf to use the minerals more efficiently. I use it annually during my fall aerations
  3. greendoctor

    greendoctor LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,996

    What I know about calcium is that it is an essential nutrient that also happens to have an effect on soil structure and pH. Lime and gypsum are not the only sources of calcium. There is also calcium nitrate and calcium chloride. Either of those have specific circumstances where they are appropriate.
  4. PlantscapeSolutions

    PlantscapeSolutions LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,009

    Gypsum can also be used to help loosen hard clay soils.

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