Drywall Debris & Lawns - Knowledgebase Question

Ocean Springs, Mi
Question by kneselh
May 31, 2009
The area of our lawn where Katrina debris, including drywall, was dumped is not doing well despite fertilizing. Does drywall debris have an ingredient that we can overcome with a special treatment? The remainder of the yard is doing very well.

Answer from NGA
May 31, 2009


A study at the Ohio State University shows that drywall is a good source of the nutrients calcium, magnesium and sulfur. However, too much of a good thing can be worse than not enough. I'd be inclined to take a few soil samples and have them analyzed, just to be sure. Mississippi State University offers this service for a fee. Here's the web address: http://msucares.com/crops/soil...

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