- Nov 13, 2010
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- East Texas
She is giving you good advice here. She has more experience in her little finger than practically all the rest of us put together. It is a known fact that when you have a soil analysis done, if it is recommended to put down 2 tons of lime, you split it in half and apply it 1 ton at a time, a year apart. When @farmerjan speaks, I durn sure listen. She is a wealth of information, which she freely gives. We are Blessed to have her here.I'm not at all conserned with over liming this little acre and a half. It has a smaller pond on it that feeds the big pond so any runoff will eventually make it's way into the pond, via the feeder pond anyways.
If you can purchase 4 tons and spread it with their spreader, then do as she said, and spread some on the rest of your land. With all that broom sedge, the lime will make the soil less appealing to it. Good pastures are living dynamic organisms, made up of soil bacteria, humus, and balanced nutrients. It takes time to grow fallow land back to fruitful pastures. You are on the right track and you have farmerjan in your corner, it just doesn't get any better!