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Old 11-12-2003, 09:27 PM
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Jodi, the soil also needs something to hold the water. Clay soils do not absorb water well, theres something to add I just can't remember what it is....
Gee Ray For some reason, I seem to be at the same lost.
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Old 11-12-2003, 09:54 PM
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Thank you for the input. I have some more questions though. I am not familiar with any place that sells compost... the city dump sells the leaves that they have picked up from the fall and then offers it to the public again. Is that considered compost? Would that work as described? Also, my dad owns a farm in which he feeds his cattle round bales of hay through the winters. around each of these areas, the cows do their duty and is mixed with the leftover hay. Is that compost? If neither of those are the compost that you are talking about, then where can a person obtain compost worth using? And what is in it? If they are considered compost then, what do I have to do to it to make it usable? I really am wanting to learn somthing here. and I appreciate those helping.
Yes, leaves and manure/hay can make excellent compost. You'll know if it's ready to use if you can grab a couple of handfuls and it falls apart, like fine topsoil. You shouldn't be able to recognize what it was (leaves, grass, hay, etc.)and it will have a nice, earthy smell. Home Depot, Lowe's, K-mart, etc. all sell bags of compost if you need to get some right away.
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Old 11-12-2003, 10:12 PM
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Jodi, not really what I had in mind. I can aeravate concrete and it still will not hold water, add clay and it still will not hold water, spray it with any chemical you want and nothing...there are certain things that naturally hold water and nutrients.
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Old 11-13-2003, 07:34 AM
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ztoro, i think Ric was scolding you and not kirby.
Your fast, i was being sarcastic. Read it again.
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Old 11-13-2003, 08:49 PM
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Your fast, i was being sarcastic. Read it again.
You are fast too! Your location still says "At my desk". Well no frickin' duh. I am at my desk too. Actually, just to be different, i think i will put my monitor and keypad in the floor and i will change the "Dresden, TN" to "In my floor". Ask kirby where you can get that pile of sand to solve your soil problems.
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Old 11-15-2003, 05:11 PM
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doster how old are you? 2?

I have decided to spread concrete mix on my grass. do you recommend i use a fertilizer as well?
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Old 11-15-2003, 08:36 PM
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Portland cermet "post set" will be all you need. I am 5 years old for you Information. Good Luck. That advise is from My Desk to Your Desk.
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Old 11-15-2003, 10:51 PM
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Old 11-16-2003, 10:00 PM
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Thanks for the back up, ric. Yes, concrete then aerate. Wait a couple of weeks then fert. Yep, that'll do it. Make it 46-0-0. you'll see immediate results.
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