Soil Testing Results
For the first time, I'm going to take care of my lawn myself instead of paying professionals. So in preparation, I did a soil test late last fall. The results said:
1. Apply 40 lbs/1000 sq-ft of calcitic limestone.
2. The phosphorous is very low, so I should apply fertilizer with the ratio of 1-2-0 at a rate of 0.75 Nitrogen/1000 sq-ft.
So my questions are:
1. How do I know what spreader settings to apply the lime? I have a new Scott's Edge Guard spreader, but to my surprise, it didn't come with an explanation of what the settings correspond to. So how do I know how to spread 40 lbs/1000 sq-ft?
2. I can't find any fertilizer in the proportion of 1-2-0. In fact, the only fertilizer that I can find with any phosphorus at all is starter fertilizer with a proportions similar to 24-25-4. Can I use that, and how do I set it to apply at a rate of 0.75 lbs/1000 sq ft?
I'll have a lot more questions, but these are the ones that have me stumped!