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Old 07-30-2011, 11:46 PM
tlc1994 tlc1994 is offline
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Amending soil: new soil or compost?

I have some very poor soil, it`s granite-rich, hard as stone, and drains poorly. I planned on tilling 6 inches down and mixing in compost 50-50, but any compost would just create and feed more weeds. Should I add in topsoil or stick with compost?

This is for a lawn renovation.
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Old 07-31-2011, 04:03 AM
Smallaxe Smallaxe is offline
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Tilling in a sandy compost is what I would do... otherwise straight compost is better than straight sand... plan on topdressing annually with compost as well because it will always be in the process of breaking down...
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