ok, i can lime now, and put off seeding til late september to help give
it time. that shouldn't be a problem. only need 60 lbs/100 sf for the
small back yard. as for shocking the soil, the back yard has zero
foilage whatsoever, so i think i should just be able to do one
treatment and let it settle over time. is that right?
ok, my soil test says use 14 lbs for 700 sf of 5-10-5 for my front
A) how do I compare the oz's of "bloom buster" to lbs of fertilizer?
B) will the double the available nitrogen be dangerous. everything i
read says nitrogen is the thing to watch the most. should i try to use
half the equivalent of this stuff (plus divide by three since i will be
doing this three times?)
C) will extra phosphorus versus what the soil test says pose any
problems (like excess nitrogen will)
i think i can relate to that. the starter fertilizer helped grow some
pretty darn tall rye grass for a temporary turf in a bare spot, but the
roots are tiny and can't support the blades very well.
thanks so much for the advice. my lawn is a joke (bought a house with
a bad yard that i let get worse due to lack of time). making time this
year. plus, my weeds are invading my neighbor's very nice yard, which
isn't cool even though she hasn't complained. just been reading like
crazy and trying to figure out which way is up. but everything said
get a soil test, and it's free, and the lab is 10 minutes away, so that
was a no brainer.
Limestone takes a long time to have an effect on the PH, so I wouldn't
make it harder by doing multiple applications spaced only 10 days
apart. If you're tilling the soil in the area to be seeded, I'd apply
the lime first, then till to incorporate it.
For fertilizing, a starter fertilizer should be put down at the time of
seeding. Read the seed bag and fertilizer bag.
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