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Brookfield, Wisconsin

So with the higher PH I added Sulphur. Also added borax for the 1.0 boron. Also added 12 yards of compost to the 1300 SF patch. Looking for advice on what else to do. With the low water soluble Ca. is there a way to make whats already there more available or do I add a product that won't raise my PH?

4/25/2016 9:59:40 AM


President - GPC

Gypsum will add Ca, and not affect Ph... also good for clay soils

4/25/2016 11:03:42 AM

Pumpkin Shepherd

Georgetown, Ontario

A product with Humic Acid will help solubilize tied up nutrients. I like Soil Re-Store from Growth Products, Iuse it every month all season long. Here's a link - http://www.growthproducts.com/pdfs/Turf_Re-Store_Plus_3-0-2.pdf

4/25/2016 4:22:16 PM

Ron Rahe (uncron1@hotmail.com)


I also have 1300 sq ft. I added 35 lbs of sulfur. Ph went from 7.5 to 6.6 Sulfur went from 14 to 350 ppm.
Gypsum has sulfur as well. 12 ou of borax, boron went from .9 to 1.2ppm

4/25/2016 9:00:54 PM


Brookfield, Wisconsin

Thanks Guys. I added 20 lb.s of gypsum. I have some age old brand liquid Humic and liquid kelp. Can do a drench with that. I had already tilled in 15 lb.s of Sulphur and 20 oz. of Borax. Wondering if I need to add more Sulphur based on Ron's results? Looking to add some 0-0-50 SOP as well. Suggestions always welcome.

4/26/2016 11:18:25 AM

Ron Rahe (uncron1@hotmail.com)


knowing what I do now I would have added 17lbs. So I think you are right on with the sulfur.

4/26/2016 7:28:22 PM

Big City Grower (Team Green Gro)


Don I just got mine back as well.. We're does all the sulphur I add go.. I'm still ph of 7.9... And I have added a couple hundred pounds over the last few years

4/26/2016 8:03:58 PM

Tconway (BigStem)

Austin MN

wish i had your problem im at 6.5 pH

4/26/2016 8:35:16 PM

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