Well it was a ton of work without a topdressing machine. We ended up shoveling it out of the truck and running over it with my power rake. I have two of three areas completed but lack the area on the right side of my driveway. Manure was from a cow farm and had topsoil mixed it. Manure had already went through it heating process so It should be mostly weed free (hoping). Yes, I need pine straw. It will be in this week. Rose bush is also going to get relocated.