Last week, I was called to a golf course. The problem? Bermuda Sprigs not growing in fast enough to be covered by winter. So, I took two soil samples and had them sent off and tested. Hole #10 had a pH of 4.8; Hole #11 had a pH of 5.2. Nutrient levels including trace elements like boron were way too low!
Order the correct fertilizer. Any fertilizer plant will custom blend the correct nutrients as long as you are buying at least a full pallet.
Order the correct agricultural lime depending on the soil test showing either low calcium or low magnesium.
Apply the lime first using the Sides Spreader to maneuver around traps and tight or steep areas. Now, apply the fertilizer nutrients. Aerate if possible to speed up the lime and fertilizer getting down to the roots quicker.
This golf course is typical. Years of applying only acid fertilizers had left it unable to access the needed nutrients because the pH was so low that many nutrients were held captive. The reason this happened was, they had no good way to apply the needed lime as they did not have a spreader that would do it. (More about why lime is SO important here.) This is one of the many reasons we developed the SidesSpread-AllSpreader. So that guys like this CAN spread wet agricultural lime! (You can read more about the different ways this spreader can be used here.) In a few days after they follow the soil test, their turf will be much improved.