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    • Hebrews12
    • By Hebrews12 13th Apr 18, 5:41 PM
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    Have I used the wrong compost?
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    • 13th Apr 18, 5:41 PM
    Have I used the wrong compost? 13th Apr 18 at 5:41 PM
    Today I've put grass seed down on our lawn and mixed it with compost as the instructions said. However, my wife has just returned to tell me that I've used ericaceous compost instead of normal stuff and it's more acidic. Is this going to be OK or am I going to have to take it all up?
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    • Justagardener
    • By Justagardener 13th Apr 18, 9:13 PM
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    • 13th Apr 18, 9:13 PM
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    Don't worry it will be fine. Grass seed isn't that sensitive it has all it needs in the seed to get going. Plants are sensitive to PH over time, locking up essential nutrients etc. Grass likes a slightly acidic situation. Ericaceous compost can be strong PH at around 5.5-6.0 grass likes about 6.5 neutral PH is 7.
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