Soil test results.

Discussion in 'Fertilizer Application' started by Gabby, Jun 27, 2013.

  1. MikeT

    MikeT LawnSite Member
    Messages: 45

    Liming will help. With the low Mg reading you can use dolomitic lime, which is higher in magnesium. What was the Ca reading? Try applying some epsom salts (magnesium sulfate) in water to a patch and see if it affects the color. Don't do the entire lawn as the sulfer is acidifying.
  2. Gabby

    Gabby LawnSite Member
    Messages: 140

    Sorry I have not given an update, as I have been "offline for awhile. Lawn is KBG, Rye, and Fescue. Yes we have got a ton of rain. Probably 15 inches for the month of June. My lawn has always looked light for the last few years so that is why I had the soil tested. I have also not limed in many years so it makes sence. Last fert. was about 6 weeks before the soil test. I just put down 50/1000 of dolomitic lime (280 lbs. on about 14000 sq. ft.)and going to see what happens. It is going to take time I know. Thanks everyone.
  3. Gabby

    Gabby LawnSite Member
    Messages: 140

    I need to scan a copy of my soil test sheet and post it here so you guys can take a look and see what you think.
  4. Gabby

    Gabby LawnSite Member
    Messages: 140

    Here is a copy of my soil test sheet......

    Soil Test.jpg
  5. Gabby

    Gabby LawnSite Member
    Messages: 140

    This is the lime I put down at a 50/1000 rate.

  6. turfmd101

    turfmd101 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,376

    Your buffer pH is 6.08. You should use this as your base start number. Attached is a chart which should explain if you believe there are nutrient uptake issues at 6.08.

    The thicker the color bar in the pH number range. The easier the uptake. 6.08 looks good.:clapping:
    The lime and fertilizer nutrients per/1000 sq are suggested as an annual application not per application. This should maintain consistency of availability in the soil.

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