Bagged Compost

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by DA Quality Lawn & YS, Aug 3, 2013.

  1. DA Quality Lawn & YS

    DA Quality Lawn & YS LawnSite Fanatic
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    Anyone know on here who supplies a reliable, weed seed free bagged compost? I am trying to weigh my options of bagged vs. bulk but if I cannot find bagged, then I guess bulk it is.
     
  2. Smallaxe

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    Last season or the season before,,, our local farm market had 3 bags of various types of compost in 1.5cu. ft. bags, open for inspection on display...
    The one bag with decent leaf compost was almost $5 and though the others were cheaper I don't believe they were worth the money either... I had a 14 yd load of good leaf compost from the local construction company and if I could resale for $4/bag I'd be rich... so cost effectiveness is not there...
    The manure compost I used to get in bags years ago, as it was about $1 a piece, but that is mostly sand, although useful asa topdressing when aerating clay...
     
  3. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
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    Why use compost, when you could apply Milorganite or a similar digested sludge product. It will go through a spreader which means you save a lot of trouble applying it. Highly organic--weed free.
     
  4. Smallaxe

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    My use of compost is to cover seed, digest thatch and build soil structure, besides feeding the turf... Milorganite really only serves as a quick meal to the grass, not much different from the synferts made from corn cobs... :)
     
  5. DA Quality Lawn & YS

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    I am going to bump this. Never really got a good answer. Any bagged topdressable compost out there, with company able to ship?
     
  6. phasthound

    phasthound LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Yes, there certainly is.
     
  7. DA Quality Lawn & YS

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    What do you have in stock Barry? I know I corresponded with you about vermicompost, but I now am leaning more toward traditional compost as a Topdress rather than just thinly sprinkling worm castings over the turf.
     
  8. RigglePLC

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    Drop by your local sewage plant--they have to do something with the residue. Probably going to farms for use on cow pastures, corn or wheat ground. Maybe you could get them to put a bucket or two into your truck.

    http://www.sludgenews.org/about/sludgenews.aspx?id=5
     
  9. DA Quality Lawn & YS

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    Interesting thought....though I doubt they bag their 'stuff'.
     
  10. Exact Rototilling

    Exact Rototilling LawnSite Fanatic
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    EKO has a bagged lawn top dressing mix.
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