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Old 09-07-2012, 12:17 PM
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Composted materials in theory cook the weedseeds so there is no more chance of getting weeds than in any topsoil mix...

The thing about the cow manure compost is that most of in comes from Dairy Herds which use sand as bedding... this bedding of course gets to become mostly manure and rotting foodstuffs, which is hauled out to compost and sell...

It is the sand which gives the soil body as a permanent part of the soil, and it is the compost which helps make the transition and keeps the turf alive and thriving...

By the sounds of it you may want to consider have a load of compost ONLY brought in and topdressed over the substandard topsoil you have now... Straight compost is the ingredient that turns substandard dirt into top grade growing medium...
Now that I know that clay's texture(platelets) has nothing to do with water infiltration, percolation, or drainage
,,, I wonder what does...
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