thalaivar's Backyard Soil Test Results

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thalaivar
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thalaivar's Backyard Soil Test Results

Post by thalaivar » September 23rd, 2019, 10:05 pm

Folks,

Here are the results from Logan.

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Not sure what to make out of it, soil is on the acidic side. Magnesium looks to be on the ok side, though Calcium is on the deficient side.

TimmyG
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Re: thalaivar's Backyard Soil Test Results

Post by TimmyG » September 24th, 2019, 10:31 am

Members Please Read: Please Update Your Profile!!

Try to upload a bigger image. State your objectives with your lawn so that your recommendations can be tailored to your willingness. And as Andy frequently has to remind folks,
andy10917 wrote: Make sure to post a Link to this in the Soil Test Interpretation Queue thread

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Re: thalaivar's Backyard Soil Test Results

Post by andy10917 » September 24th, 2019, 7:04 pm

What Timmy said, and geez that's an eye test - I can't read it

thalaivar
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Location: Southeastern PA, 6b, 7a
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Lawn Size: 1000-3000
Level: Novice

Re: thalaivar's Backyard Soil Test Results

Post by thalaivar » September 24th, 2019, 9:46 pm

Apologies Folks!

I somehow saved the file as a gif instead of a jpg. Here it is again.


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I'm willing to do whatever is required to get a decent lawn that once established will flourish. I have tried to follow directions as much as I could which is why I had a pretty good run from March - late June, early July before things went south really quick.

Here is the posting in the cool grasses forum.

viewtopic.php?f=4&t=25369#p337281

TimmyG
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Re: thalaivar's Backyard Soil Test Results

Post by TimmyG » September 24th, 2019, 10:33 pm

andy10917 wrote:
September 24th, 2019, 7:04 pm
What Timmy said, and geez that's an eye test - I can't read it
Ha! I did originally start writing something along the lines of "you expect the old wizard to be able to read that?"


thalaivar
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Location: Southeastern PA, 6b, 7a
Grass Type: CRF, PR, KBG
Lawn Size: 1000-3000
Level: Novice

Re: thalaivar's Backyard Soil Test Results

Post by thalaivar » September 25th, 2019, 5:50 am

Here are the things I want to do:

Put new seed down - so need a recommendation for what type of starter fertilizer to put down along with the seed
What amendments I will need to look at for the long term that will enable the lawn to flourish

I will put the following mixture of seed down

20% Maxima 1 Creeping Red Fescue
14% Pimlico Perennial Ryegrass
14% Pharaoh Perennial Ryegrass
14% Man O'War Perennial Ryegrass
14% Exacta II Perennial Ryegrass
14% Seabiscuit Perennial Ryegrass
10% Kentucky Bluegrass, 98/85

I can also look into getting a better blend of seed, but not sure if I have the time as we are looking at the beginning of October.

Also thoughts on what kind of a maintenance schedule I can follow would be helpful.

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