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Old 05-13-2013, 10:48 PM
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3-way vs manure

Hey guys,

I'm sorry if this has already been covered but I cannot locate it.

A few years ago the city dug up our lawns and roads to do sewer work. They replaced the dirt/ soil with sand... I have not had much success (or anyone else on the street) with adding 3-way topsoil and seeding over the years. I'm wondering if I should use manure compost, or just continue to use 3-way topsoil?
I am also looking for the holes to be filled in as it is rather bumpy on the walker.
If anyone could reply tonight that would be excellent. I think I'll be having a short day tomorrow of cutting so can work on my own lawn.

Thanks alot!
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Old 05-13-2013, 11:17 PM
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So what is 3 way topsoil???
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Old 05-13-2013, 11:39 PM
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I believe my suppliers mix is 50% peat moss, 40% topsoil, and 10% sand
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Old 05-13-2013, 11:58 PM
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What is the texture of the 40%??? topsoil is a meaningless term, but for the sake of brevity I would think that anything that is 50% peat, should be capabl of growing just about anything...

Are you working this mixture into the sand that they originally put down??? anything sitting on top of sand is weakened a great deal...
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Old 05-14-2013, 12:12 AM
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I've typically only aerated, loosened soil with a garden rake, applied dirt and mix in with the soil. I've never used manure before so I'm not sure what applications its beneficial for
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Old 05-14-2013, 08:27 AM
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The problem nowdays with composted manure is that the farmers use sand as bedding,,, and it sounds as though you have enough sand... Rather than getting even 10% sand and whatever the 40% mystery dirt might be in your mix, you might look instead with pure compost... that will do the most work in the thin layer you are talking about...
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Old 05-14-2013, 05:50 PM
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don't use manure. it is full of weeds....or maybe it just makes weeds grow like crazy?
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