Soil Test Interpretation Help Please
I got the results back of my soil test and now I want to move forward. I want to do this organically, so if you could please confirm that using alfalfa pellets, used coffee grounds, corn meal, grass clippings, mulched leaves, sugar, and compost (every few weeks) will satisfy what they've recommended.
pH - 7.5
OM - 6.5% (medium)
Total Salts - 0.2 (low)
Phos - 55.7 ppm (high)
Potassium - 196.2 ppm (high)
Calcium - 3640.1 ppm
Magnesium - 209.1 ppm (high)
CEC - 21.6
Base Sat. H - 5.5%
Limestone - 0
Nitrogen - 2.0
Phosphate - 0.4
Potash - 0
Potash fertilizer is not requred for your lawn. However your lawn will benefit from four applications of 21-7-7 at 5 pounds per 1000 sq ft. The amount of Phosphate and Potash applied using this material is small and will not be detrimental to your lawn.
Your soil does not require any additional organic matter.
Your soil has a low salt rating, commonly found in moist soils. Most soils have totals salts in this range. Low salts will not cause plant damage.
The pH of your soil is acceptable; you do not require any liming materials for your lawn.
MY NEXT STEPS:
So rather than use the chemical fertilizer they recommended, will the top dressings I mentioned earlier fit the bill? Thanks for your help.