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Old 10-07-2012, 09:27 AM
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Originally Posted by phasthound View Post
A client of mine had been using compost for topdressing lawns and was not getting very good results. When he had the compost tested the results showed it was highly fungal which would have been great if he was using it for trees.
Turf prefers a 1:1 ratio of bacteria to fungi. He found another compost source that met this criteria and got much better results.

You can use science to fine tune compost, depends upon what level you want to take it to.
Good point and good answer... I've been lucky with the stuff I get from the construction yard, with outstanding results... they use it for making their top soil, so I imagine they've already got the system perfected or tested...
They make a wonderful adobe product for peoples' lawns and gardens...

Anyways, thanks again for a realistic answer...
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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