Any advice based on these soil test results?
I'm seeding a new lawn of turf type tall fescue within a month, and took several samples for the mix with the following results and recommendations from Rutgers in NJ. I'm a bit surprised by a couple of things they say like not to put down any compost and that my organic matter at 4.1% is high for silty clay loam. Does this mean I should keep adding it? I can tell you that I saw maybe only 4 worms from the 15 sites I sampled around my yard. Any advice on anything you see greatly appreciated!
pH: 6.65 Very slightly acidic
Lime Requirement Index: 7.80
Phosphorous: 94 (Optimum)
Potassium: 324 (Above Optimum)
Magnesium: 617 (Above Optimum)
Calcium: 3300 (Above Optimum)
Zinc(Zn) 6.59 (Adequate)
Copper(Cu) 1.97 (Adequate)
Manganese(Mn) 6.06 (Adequate)
Boron(B) 0.97 (Adequate)
Iron(Fe) 182.70 (High)
Soil Textural Class: Silty Clay Loam
Soluble Salts- Electrical conductivity= 0.13 mmho/cm
Organic matter by dichromate oxidation- Organic Matter= 4.1% Organic Carbon= 2.4%
High for Silty Clay Loam
"The soil pH is slightly higher than the optimum range of 6.00 to 6.60 for the growth of most Turfgrass, cool
season, but no correction is needed. Do not apply any limestone, compost, or wood ashes to the area. The pH will
"Target ratio for fertilizer product is: 1-2-1"
"The estimated nitrogen (N) need for initial establishment of this new seeding/sodding is 1 pound per 1000 square