Tuesday, September 23, 2008

The Dirt on the Dirt!

I guess when you live in Tennessee, one tends to talk dirt a lot!

A couple weeks ago, DH and I went around our yard gathering samples for soil sampling tests. We took our dirt in two different mailing containers, one old dirt with the established lawn on it and the other of the new "pig dirt" variety!

The difference between the two? The old samples have grass growing on them. The new samples of the pig dirt - crabgrass.

So which part of the lawn needs 100 lbs per 1000 feet of lawn of lime? Not the pig dirt where all the crab grass is growing. That dirt is darn near perfect according to the University of Tennessee Extension service. So as close as we can figure we need about 5000 lbs of lime? I don't think that is gonna happen. Yikes. I can't even imagine how much that is dumped on the lawn wise. Landscaper is bringing in some more dirt for the back - we're hoping he brings in more pig dirt!

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