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BS1190
09-08-2009, 07:07 PM
I am going to core areate my lawn, throw down some compost on the top and overseed. I'm trying to figure out how much compost I will need. I have about 3000 sq ft of lawn.

thanks

Smallaxe
09-09-2009, 10:07 AM
You should be able to use up a pick-up truck load, on that much area.
If buying it in bags, I wouldn't go much less than 20.

Don't move it into piles, if you got one person to push the wheelbarrow for you, while you empty it by hand.

ICT Bill
09-09-2009, 03:52 PM
I am going to core areate my lawn, throw down some compost on the top and overseed. I'm trying to figure out how much compost I will need. I have about 3000 sq ft of lawn.

thanks

If you are doing it with a shovel its hard to put down any less than 1 yard per 1000, if you are using a spreader made for the job you can get stretch 1 yard to 1500 sq ft
expect 1/4 to 1/2 inch coverage at that rate

make sure it is good finished compost, it should not smell bad or be warm 2 signs of unfinished compost

sailfish17877
09-09-2009, 08:12 PM
If you are doing it with a shovel its hard to put down any less than 1 yard per 1000, if you are using a spreader made for the job you can get stretch 1 yard to 1500 sq ft
expect 1/4 to 1/2 inch coverage at that rate

make sure it is good finished compost, it should not smell bad or be warm 2 signs of unfinished compost

do they make a special spreader to do this or are you talking about a topdresser?