Lime ?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by clyde, May 11, 2002.

  1. clyde

    clyde LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 336


    I have an account with large,OLD oak trees
    and there is no grass under them

    what would be the best thing to do ?

    I spread seeds earlier this season
    the trees are pruned about 15 to 20 ft up

    and they also have cannas that keep having worms eat holes in the leaves what do i need to get for that .......
  2. 65hoss

    65hoss LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,360

    I take it your in MS.

    1st off you need to wait until fall. Soil test would tell you how much lime you need. Put lime down, aerate, fescue seed, starter fertilizer, and water water water.
  3. strickdad

    strickdad LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 544

    you can lime any time of the year(get a soil test first, so you will know how much you need) but you need to do like Hoss says and wait till fall to seed..
  4. leeslawncare

    leeslawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 649

    I agree with strickdad . but if you have a lesco daeler ?this fall seed it with the "shade mix seed " they got .It's HI but..i did it to a few shaded lawns last spring that i've been seeding with trans. blend for years. an i swear it is much better than the transision blend .I can accutally stripe them this year!!They (Lesco ) told me that **** would grow "up a tree" an believe it or not i seen it sprout in the split of a tree !To make a long story short .....get a soil sample lime the hell out of it an find a lesco dealer...

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