Thread: Sandy Soil
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Old January 26, 2017   #22
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Sherman TX
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I have not read through all the replies and apologize if this has already been brought up. I am kind of a lawn guru and familiar with soils in your area. That area is known for growing Centipede grass which may seem irrelevant at the moment. The reason Centipede is so popular is because the soil is so acidic no other grass can grow. Carolina soil PH are known to be very low of 5.5 and less which is roughly 10 times to acidic for mators and bermuda grass. Tomatoes and desirable lawn grasses like a PH more neutral of 6.5 to 6.8 with 7.0 being neutral. Acid soils will not allow plant roots to absorb nutrients, especially nitrogen. Do you notice lawns in your area being lime pale green on the yellow side? That would be sandy acidic soil.

Adding pine straw only makes the problem worse.

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