Compost?

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by LawnMowerKing10, Jul 17, 2013.

  1. LawnMowerKing10

    LawnMowerKing10 LawnSite Senior Member
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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?
     
  2. phasthound

    phasthound LawnSite Platinum Member
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    This is probably the best thing you can do for your lawn.Thumbs Up
     
  3. Clippers PLS

    Clippers PLS LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I second that notion. It will help a lot. Do it. Its worth every penny
     
  4. LandFakers

    LandFakers LawnSite Fanatic
    from CT
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    +3!!! Good thing I make my own!
     
  5. phasthound

    phasthound LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Also, don't go cheap on the seed. Buy the best recommended for your area.
     
  6. RussellB

    RussellB LawnSite Fanatic
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    better make sure it is well cooked compost. You don't want to introduce weeds.
     
  7. LawnMowerKing10

    LawnMowerKing10 LawnSite Senior Member
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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?
     
  8. Smallaxe

    Smallaxe LawnSite Fanatic
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    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... :)
     
  9. tyler_mott85

    tyler_mott85 LawnSite Senior Member
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    I picture you standing up on the wheelbarrow sides bent over doggy paddling the compost through your legs as your helper pushes you around. :laugh:
     
  10. Snyder's Lawn Inc

    Snyder's Lawn Inc LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Normal people use a top dresser
     

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