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Lime: Most to put down?

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by Branchland, Jan 30, 2006.

  1. Branchland

    Branchland LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 354

    I had some soil samples done last fall on a few of my properties. On one of the yards it said it needs 65 lbs per 1000 sq ft. Can you put too much down at once and do more harm than good?
     
  2. JWTurfguy

    JWTurfguy LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 327

    I've heard people say that they've gotten away with it, but you really shouldn't put down more than 40-50 lbs per thousand at a time....why not do it as 2 apps?? Not only is it better for the soil, you get to charge for 2 apps.
     
  3. philk17088

    philk17088 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 17,386

    Penn State says you can do 90# per M in a single application using pelletized limestone. More than that do a split app.
     
  4. Puttinggreens

    Puttinggreens LawnSite Senior Member
    Male, from southeast PA
    Messages: 399

    Phil,

    Were did you get that info? I'm not saying your wrong, I've just never seen any info coming out of PSU recommending more than 50 pounds/M in a single app on turf.

    If you read the back of a soil teat report from PSU it states if more than 50 pounds/M is recommended, do it in split apps.

    Also, I find it hard for most people to justify the cost of more than 50 #/M. Why not go with 40 to 50 this year and do another app next year.
     
  5. GrazerZ

    GrazerZ LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 670

    I will do up to 55lbs per 1000 but thats it. Any more is a split spring fall application.
     
  6. philk17088

    philk17088 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 17,386

     
  7. Puttinggreens

    Puttinggreens LawnSite Senior Member
    Male, from southeast PA
    Messages: 399

    Phil,

    You were right, I just read the back page again.

    My apoligies.
     

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