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Old 11-17-2013, 09:33 PM
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It won't tell you the percent of weed seed in it. The older the compost the more likely you won't get as many weeds.

It will show if you have high levels of metal (which you don't want).

Tell your customer you will get some weeds....but the one's I've gotten are in very large open compost areas, where any weed seed flying in the air could land. Once the weed seed hits the organic compost.....it's going to grow since its the best environment for grass and weeds to grow. We've walked up to these large areas and with a bucket.....just picked the weeds out....takes about 15 minutes. The weeds are far and few....but you will get a few.

In most yards....you are only fixing a few dead spots....so that's where the weeds will be. The rest of the yard so be weed free, since the lawn is already established thus keeping the weed seed from germinating due to the original grass/lawn.

Here's a PDF file of typical soil sample results that you can give to your customer....showing long story short.....that the organic compost is not going to harm their yard. Regular dirt is maybe one of the hardest things to get rid of.....since most places are worried about it's metal and toxic levels may hurt their yard.
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