I am not surprised of the effects of compost topdressing given that a common renovation practice on fine turf involves stripping off organic matter to relieve compaction and anaerobic conditions in the turf. Why put on more organic matter when you just raked up and hauled off yards of it?
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Benjamin Franklin 1775
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Benjamin Franklin Poor Richard's Almanac1738