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Mowin4Dollas
11-29-2012, 08:40 AM
I live in southeast Tennessee about 45 minutes from North Carolina and Georgia. I am new to the business and have some seeding and fertilizer questions. How do I determine the correct NPK to fertilize a lawn with. Should I buy a soil testing kit and determine from there? I am understanding it better the more I read, but know ya'll will give the best advice.
Lastly, what type of grass should I seed with? Fescue, Bermuda? Or should this be on a "per customer" basis. You guys are awesome! Thanks!

Steve
11-29-2012, 04:34 PM
If you want to do things right, you should start with a soil test first, otherwise how do you know what you need to add?

Why not get one and start experimenting with it.

Mowin4Dollas
11-29-2012, 07:40 PM
Can you buy them at most hardware stores?

Steve
11-30-2012, 01:52 PM
It's possible. There are a bunch of different model variations that are available. Also, you may want to look into a local college agriculture extension office that would offer this service too.

I would venture to guess, they could test your samples and provide you with a lot more information than any moderately priced tester.

Mowin4Dollas
11-30-2012, 11:06 PM
Ok thanks!