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Old 07-17-2013, 02:59 PM
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Compost?

When I overseed my lawn this fall, I am thinking about applying a thin layer of compost. Has anyone had luck with it or am I just wasting my time?
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Old 07-17-2013, 04:02 PM
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When I overseed my lawn this fall, I am thinking about applying a thin layer of compost. Has anyone had luck with it or am I just wasting my time?
This is probably the best thing you can do for your lawn.
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Old 07-17-2013, 05:58 PM
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I second that notion. It will help a lot. Do it. Its worth every penny
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Old 07-17-2013, 06:00 PM
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+3!!! Good thing I make my own!
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Old 07-17-2013, 08:16 PM
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Also, don't go cheap on the seed. Buy the best recommended for your area.
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Old 07-17-2013, 08:47 PM
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better make sure it is well cooked compost. You don't want to introduce weeds.
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Old 07-17-2013, 09:11 PM
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I use Pennington seed so no need to worry about bad quality! Just wondering if its really worth the money. Is there a better way to spread it besides with a shovel?
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... Is there a better way to spread it besides with a shovel?
Yes there is,, but it involves the coordination of using your hand as a paddle to distribute evenly and at the desired thickness, and a 2nd person if possible... shovel and rake has got to be so time consuming that it is hardly worth the cost,,, IMO...
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Old 07-21-2013, 08:30 PM
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it involves the coordination of using your hand as a paddle
I picture you standing up on the wheelbarrow sides bent over doggy paddling the compost through your legs as your helper pushes you around.
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Old 07-21-2013, 08:37 PM
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I use Pennington seed so no need to worry about bad quality! Just wondering if its really worth the money. Is there a better way to spread it besides with a shovel?
Normal people use a top dresser
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