Leaf Compost

Discussion in 'Organic Lawn Care' started by Pistol, Mar 11, 2009.

  1. Kiril

    Kiril LawnSite Fanatic
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    If the compost had that junk in it, then it wasn't screened properly. What are your bulk delivery options for the better stuff?
     
  2. Pistol

    Pistol LawnSite Member
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    The company that makes the compost (http://www.mcgillcompost.com/) is 2 hrs from me and their min. qty is 50 cu yds - too much for me / no place to hold it. They have a reseller about 45 min from me - I think they deliver but I can't get through to them on the phone - I'm probably going to drive over and look at the product. I'll let you know. This is the only certified compost that I have been able to locate anwhere in the state of NC.
     
  3. Pistol

    Pistol LawnSite Member
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    OK - after a little more digging, I have found 2-3 more cert. compost mfgrs at a much better rate. Problem will be volume and shipping. Working to get this all figured out. Two want 50 yd min. and all 1+ hours away. It's never easy.

    One good thing - the compost I put out yesterday is getting a soaking rain - am I making compost tea right on the turf?!?!?!?lol
     
  4. Kiril

    Kiril LawnSite Fanatic
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    You should also check if they will do multiple dumps. 50 yards in one place may be too much, but 50 yards in 5 places in manageable.

    Exactly.
     
  5. JDUtah

    JDUtah LawnSite Silver Member
    from UT
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    I would more call it compost 'extract' till you spray some molasses out there. ;)

    (where is the stick-poke smiley?)
     
  6. Smallaxe

    Smallaxe LawnSite Fanatic
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    Don't know about the 'smiley' offhand, but I am getting ready to figure out my molasses/sugar apps for the spring.

    With your observations -- what do you expect from apps of sweets for the springtime microbes?
     
  7. JDUtah

    JDUtah LawnSite Silver Member
    from UT
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    I have only tried late summer apps... not much a difference form what I observed...
     
  8. Smallaxe

    Smallaxe LawnSite Fanatic
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    thanks, I am going to increase my active summertime apps. I didn't use any fert last year on this one place because the grass was always so green.

    I have theories - but I'm not sure why. That's why I asked.
     

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