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Old 02-15-2009, 04:12 PM
 
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I have part sod and seed that are already established. It's looking a bit yellow so we put nitrogen down with a number of 28. It is slowly beginning to green up. What will lyme do for the lawn?
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Old 02-15-2009, 04:43 PM
 
Location: Fort Mill, SC
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will help break down the clay soil so that the grass will establish a healthy root base.
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Old 02-15-2009, 08:27 PM
 
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Lime counteracts acid in the soil. Really, the only way to know if your lawn needs it is to have your soil tested for "pH". Chances are, if you have pine trees, your soil will be on the acid side from the dropped needles.
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Old 02-17-2009, 01:35 PM
 
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You can have your soil tested and see if you need lime. We used the Clemson Extension office in York. We had to balance our ph and we needed to add lime. We had some beautiful green lush grass when we got the ph straight using lime (prior to the drought!)

Clemson Extension

The City of RH offers soil testing too: Soil Analysis
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Old 04-17-2009, 11:01 AM
 
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how much lyme will I need before I put sod down? 400 square feet

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Old 04-17-2009, 11:03 AM
 
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of yard
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Old 04-17-2009, 08:16 PM
 
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the soil here is very acidic, my soil test from Clemson came back with a 4.6ph Fescue grows best between 5.8 and 6.5. Tell Clemson what want to grow and they will tell you the proper amount of lime, and fertilizer to apply with the results of the test. The clay here holds potassium and phosphorus very well and is naturally high in those, but does not hold nitrogen at all any nitrogen you put down will sink past the root zone for grass after 3 or 4 heavy rains or waterings. A high nitrogen fertilzer like regular Scott's turf builder works great, It's 29-2-4. I apply it at 1/3 the recommended rate every 6 weeks or so throughout the spring, summer, and fall.
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