do you have alot of shade? when you did the test did you give samples from multiple ares?
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yes, I did. So instead of killing the whole lawn and starting over, couldn't I start by trimming some limbs, cutting down a couple small trees that are providing shade, fertilizing and over seeding the hell out of my lawn in the next week or two?
all your numbers look good. go with a starter fert like they say above. I would also suggest getting some siduron.(this is the only pre emergnce weed control that you can seed into. ask where you buy your fert about it. everybody says add lime even though they have no idea what the ph is lol.
I can understand why many people would assume the PH is low, depending on where they live.
In north Missouri you could almost tell just by driving past somebody's land if it had been limed or not because the PH was always low. If it hadn't been you could count on having to add it. Without it everything else was a waste of time and money.
One plus up there was that every small town had an ag coop and lime trucks so getting lime spread wasn't a hassle at all, unless the ground was wet.
Nothing much can match a loaded lime truck for making ruts.
Around here it's very unusual to even see anybody putting lime out on their pastures (or yards) and you certainly can't make an assumption by looking that it needs it. More typical around here is to spread chicken litter and nothing else. You clearly know from a mile away when a neighbor is spreading litter.
Sounds like the OP may just have a shade and/or aeration problem and possibly a lack of organic material in the dirt if it's packed. All he may need is a chain saw, few tons of chicken litter, a nose plug and some grass seed to have all of the grass he wants. (Just joking).