Baking Soda on Lawn

ICutUp(Fl 9)May 30, 2007

After reading previous posts, I still have a question: Does baking soda hurt the soil permanently or just temporarily? Will it help to apply a thin layer of compost after killing the dollar weed in the St Augustine lawn? What is the next step after that? A good organic fertilizer? Suggestions? I am killing the dollar weed in sections. I tried to pull it, but it is tightly woven into the grass and it is spreading everywhere.

Thanks!!!

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v1rtu0s1ty(5a)

I have not tested putting pure baking soda in soil. I have mixed it with water to kill fungi and it does work. Also, I was told that BS are non-targeted meaning it will kill anything. So yeah, you might want to restore the good organisms you have killed by putting compost. Some people use ACT and have had good results.

    Bookmark   May 30, 2007 at 10:17AM
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rollerzeke(z5)

Hello all.

I had a few small patches of Crabgrass trying to invade my Bermuda grass.
I keep my Bermuda grass height at 1 inch.
On the evening of June 5th, 2007 I followed the "dusting with baking soda procedure" posted by dchall san antonio.
The Crabgrass was eliminated by noon June 7th 2007.
No damage to my Bermuda grass.

The Crabgrass is gone.

Thanks everyone.

Good day.

    Bookmark   June 8, 2007 at 5:48PM
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estreya

Hmmm? What's this about baking soda killing crabgrass? I was unable to find the "dusting with baking soda procedure" thread, but i have horrible problems with crabgrass. Do tell! Do tell!

    Bookmark   June 8, 2007 at 11:59PM
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rollerzeke(z5)

Hello estreya.

Here is a Garden Web link.

Here is a link that might be useful: Garden Web Crabgrass control topic.

    Bookmark   June 9, 2007 at 5:33AM
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estreya

Thank you so much, rollerzeke! I think i'll try it!

    Bookmark   June 9, 2007 at 11:04AM
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