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Tissue testing turf?

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by Bluelude1, Mar 25, 2020.

  1. Bluelude1

    Bluelude1 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 136

    Did a fairly major lawn renovation late in the season last year to really sandy soil that included topdressing with compost & elemental sulfur. I honestly don't expect everything to start integrating for the next couple of months as soil temps come up, but I am considering having a soil test done and possibly cross-referencing it with tissue testing to see if there is any kind of disconnect.

    Thoughts on doing something like this?
  2. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 16,575

    Soil test is a good idea, Blue.
    What kind of grass? I assume it is irrigated. Tifway?
    I understand it is common to find alkaline soils in western states--so the sulfur is probably a good idea.
    And if you truly want excellent results--yes! A tissue test is a good idea. Compare and contrast.
    Can you keep the team off until it fills in fully?

    I am too far away to advise you about local soil nutrients.
  3. OP

    Bluelude1 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 136

    Sample sent....should be interesting.

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