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Old 05-18-2011, 05:24 PM
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Top dressing

Can someone explain the process of topdressing? As an example my lawn is about 14K sq./ft. How is the need for topdressing determined? Is it by soil sample? and what exactly is in it, how much is needed any photos of it after it has been applied?
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Old 05-18-2011, 06:51 PM
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Put compost in spreader and go! if you wanted to do a 1/4 inch you would need about 10 yards. Do a soil test to see what else your yard might need.

There are many different types of compost.
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Old 05-18-2011, 06:53 PM
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oh i see your in riverhead? I grew up in medford. My old man has a company in medford
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Old 05-18-2011, 08:19 PM
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Thanks

What kind of company?
Can it be topdressed now or is there a better time to do it?

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Old 05-18-2011, 08:40 PM
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Landscape company. You can do it now. I wouldn't put down more than 1/4-1/3 at a time. Some people do it 5 times a year. Depends on condition of lawn
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Old 05-19-2011, 04:55 AM
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I didn't know you could put compost in a spreader. Is there any type of compost that works best with a spreader?
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Old 05-19-2011, 08:05 AM
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I didn't know you could put compost in a spreader. Is there any type of compost that works best with a spreader?
Really Dry. He might be talking about specifically a top dressing spreader.
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Old 05-19-2011, 10:56 AM
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Spyker makes a good one. Depending on what spreader you have you can make the hole bigger. Only works well with one big opening.
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Old 05-20-2011, 04:39 AM
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Thanks for the information.
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