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Old 04-28-2012, 11:28 AM   #1
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Last year I noticed my lawn had alot of Moss growing. In the fall I put lime down and now my lawn looks spacious and thin. Will lime kill moss and cause the yard to look patchy or is the moss making the yard patchy. Anyone have any knowledge on this?

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Old 04-28-2012, 11:43 AM   #2
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#1 get a soil test done.
http://www.scotts.com/smg/common/tem...ageId=19300170

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Old 04-28-2012, 02:07 PM   #3
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Joe is absolutely right. You cannot just add things like lime or other stuff to soil without knowing what your soil is in the first place. And if you live with new construction scraped and then filled in with God knows what?

When I practiced landscape design, California and its university system used to do soil sample processing free for homeowners and us that worked for them. Those days are over there and here in Illinois too. Soil test labs are kind to homeowners though and you should get away from them with more details than you ever imagined for $100 or less. Well worth it in the long term.

Before you automatically toss lime on your soil again would you please buy a $20 PH kit?

Bet you five bucks you shifted the Ph balance of your soil adding too much lime. Who told you to do this? Without checking the soil first?

If you shifted the PH too much? The soil will not be able to metabolize the nutrients you offer for the lawn and it will have to look yellow or light. You have denied available nitrogen to turf which needs lots.

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Ok Thanks. I'll test it and see what I come up with.
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Ok so I tested the soil. After waiting the minute the package told me to wait I got a PH reading of 6. After 20 minutes the color moved more towards 6.5. I'm not sure which is the more acurate reading. The NItrogen was very Low. The reading was almost clear.

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Old 05-05-2012, 03:16 PM   #6
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My guess is you are pregnant and congratulations.

No home soil test kit can test for all results you suggest you are finding.

Well one I know of does. It costs near $500 though.



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