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Old 03-02-2013, 01:30 PM
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Originally Posted by phasthound View Post
I would not recommend using composted manures unless you have a thorough understanding of how to determined if it is truly "finished". It should also be tested for E coli. Find a good source of composted yard waste instead.

Aerate, top-dress and seed. I doubt you'll need to add a meal based fertilizer until the fall. Your biggest battle will be weed control.
I was going to purchase the manure from a mulching company. Should I get the bagged manure or bagged top dressing from the big box stores? When I core aerate I was going to gather plugs and the local agr. college will test soil. I was also going to seed after top dressing to fill in bare spots. I guess finding a good compost top dressing may be the difficult part.
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