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FYS777
02-05-2009, 05:32 PM
Hi, just wondering if any body uses bio-fine compost, for top dressing on lawns, what was your results and why did you apply, what was your method of application,:waving::waving: how much would one charge per yard to install??? by hand or by walk behind top dresser

Mr. Nice
02-05-2009, 06:20 PM
Sounds like poopost?? never herd of it..is it a local thing? bag? bulk?
info my friend..

JDUtah
02-05-2009, 06:24 PM
info my friend..

Yup. Ask the supplier for nutritional and pathogen test results. Scan and post them on here. IF they do not provide them... run.

FYS777
02-05-2009, 06:34 PM
Sounds like poopost?? never herd of it..is it a local thing? bag? bulk?
info my friend..

Hi, our land fill here grinds up the organic material that all the maintenance company's bring in, the land fill sold 90, thousand yards of it last by mid season, we have a lot of golf courses, I guess it must work, but i think they have the poopost to, kind of smelly though to put on residentials,:dizzy:

FYS777
02-05-2009, 06:37 PM
soil here is pretty lame, sandy pumice, lava rock,

bicmudpuppy
02-05-2009, 06:41 PM
Hi, our land fill here grinds up the organic material that all the maintenance company's bring in, the land fill sold 90, thousand yards of it last by mid season, we have a lot of golf courses, I guess it must work, but i think they have the poopost to, kind of smelly though to put on residentials,:dizzy:

The worry I would have with a landfill's ground compost material is WHAT exactly did the grind? AND what EXACTLY went through the grinder for the batch you hauled off!! What happens when a jug of Glyphosphate ended up in the bag of grass clippings and gets ground in with the batch you got? Or better yet, a shot of attrazine. The golf industry is full of stories of guys who got something as innocent as top dressing sand that was river washed right after the seasonal attrazine apps and the end result was dead grass. A bag or two of icemelt that got left in the bottom of the truck they dumped the grass into would be all it would take to ruin YOUR reputation.

FYS777
02-05-2009, 06:53 PM
good thoughts, didn't think of that stuff, but i do know one thing going and getting rid of my debris there for 5 years now, they are very strict on what and how u dump, they are continually patrolling the dump area. they do have quit the process. I don't no how long they let it cook but it takes awhile, from june till sep. before more was ready,

FYS777
02-05-2009, 06:57 PM
O these compost rows are 200 yards long around 12 feet high, they have about 8 rows, each one at a different stag in there process, O they turn them at certain times, and keep grinding until they get to product they need,O they do have a nutrient certification sheet on whats in the compost.

FYS777
02-05-2009, 07:06 PM
Yup. Ask the supplier for nutritional and pathogen test results. Scan and post them on here. IF they do not provide them... run.

I'll have to get info, and post it for you,

JDUtah
02-05-2009, 07:08 PM
Sprout test the compost before you use it...?

Not sure what is in it? Make you you don't eat it then. You might end up like this kid (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=txqiwrbYGrs). (ok not related but freaking hilarious!) But experiencing it might feel like this (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N618fLxQP6w&feature=related)? ;)

"Was that mushroom compost you just ate?"

FYS777
02-05-2009, 07:13 PM
that was funny, are you sure that wasn't you,:):)

phasthound
02-05-2009, 07:19 PM
QUOTE=JDUtah;2747979]Sprout test the compost before you use it...?

Not sure what is in it? Make you you don't eat it then. You might end up like this kid (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=txqiwrbYGrs). (ok not related but freaking hilarious!) But experiencing it might feel like this (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N618fLxQP6w&feature=related)? ;)[/QUOTE]

I can't stop laughing! :laugh::laugh::terribletowel::laughing::eek::D:rolleyes::dizzy:;):confused::sleeping:

JDUtah
02-05-2009, 07:19 PM
that was funny, are you sure that wasn't you,:):)

Lol, if only...

FYS777
02-05-2009, 07:24 PM
rollin on the floor like tickle me elmo,

JDUtah
02-10-2009, 01:19 PM
This is the first thread I thought would relate...

If you have a big spreader (eco lawn, bull, i forgot the other one) you might be interested in getting one of these...

http://www.lawnsite.com/showpost.php?p=2759399&postcount=16

FYS777
02-10-2009, 02:38 PM
This is the first thread I thought would relate...

If you have a big spreader (eco lawn, bull, i forgot the other one) you might be interested in getting one of these...

http://www.lawnsite.com/showpost.php?p=2759399&postcount=16

Ah getting one of the hitch racks, or the snow blower to spread the compost,:confused:

FYS777
02-10-2009, 02:45 PM
I was thinking of using something like this, these are nice, will these hold a 36" walk behind, do you need special hitch to mount one on truck.

treegal1
02-10-2009, 02:52 PM
that's a new one to me a snow thrower??? whats this snow you all speak of??? shovel and a wheel barrow will work for now........

FYS777
02-10-2009, 03:02 PM
I am confused to, don't if was talking about the carrier or the snow blower to spread compost. :):)

treegal1
02-10-2009, 03:09 PM
Ah getting one of the hitch racks, or the snow blower to spread the compost,:confused:
I am confused to......

FYS777
02-10-2009, 03:28 PM
You know the snow blower is kinda like a compost spreader, um I do have a small mound of compost in the back yard, and a snow blower, I might have to try it just for giggles. be back in a few,:):)

JDUtah
02-10-2009, 03:28 PM
Sorry... the rack to throw your eco lawn or other spreader on.

Put your compost in bed, preferably dump, have that rack with spreader and you are good to go...

Read that thread.. there are rack options that prolly will hold a 36" WB.

JDUtah
02-10-2009, 03:29 PM
You know the snow blower is kinda like a compost spreader, um I do have a small mound of compost in the back yard, and a snow blower, I might have to try it just for giggles. be back in a few,:):)

haha! Pics? Video?

FYS777
02-10-2009, 03:38 PM
haha! Pics? Video?

I was by myself, it did work, it only through it about 8 feet, had fun trying though, have to wait till my son gets home, take vid or pic, I was looking around though to make sure nobody was watching, me do this,:laugh::laugh:

FYS777
02-10-2009, 03:39 PM
O the carries are good I liked them.

FYS777
02-10-2009, 03:43 PM
Sorry... the rack to throw your eco lawn or other spreader on.

Put your compost in bed, preferably dump, have that rack with spreader and you are good to go...

Read that thread.. there are rack options that prolly will hold a 36" WB.

something of that weight, I wonder if it would need a double hitch set up,?

JDUtah
02-10-2009, 03:48 PM
prolly... there is a pic of a double hitch rack in that thread... and one that has casters...

Best bet is to call him and ask bearing weight.

The thread (http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.php?t=260959)

The double hitch (http://www.lawnsite.com/showpost.php?p=2759320&postcount=15)

FYS777
02-10-2009, 03:53 PM
Thanks looked at those, very good post.

JDUtah
02-10-2009, 03:55 PM
I was by myself, it did work, it only through it about 8 feet, had fun trying though, have to wait till my son gets home, take vid or pic, I was looking around though to make sure nobody was watching, me do this,:laugh::laugh:

lol awesome

Kiril
02-11-2009, 08:47 AM
that's a new one to me a snow thrower??? whats this snow you all speak of??? shovel and a wheel barrow will work for now........

I agree up to 1 acre and a single man. Anything beyond that, more laborers or get a machine.

treegal1
02-11-2009, 08:56 AM
unless they are 4'8" then you need 2

MaineFert
02-11-2009, 09:02 AM
We just picked this up this year. I am looking forward to trying it out on our athletic fields. They also have a smaller version for residential areas!

http://www.earthandturf.com/ms320.htm

Jim Allen
Nutrients PLUS

treegal1
02-11-2009, 09:16 AM
yeah we did the ecolawn thing now......