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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!
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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.
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Can you buy them at most hardware stores?
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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.
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