top dressing,

Discussion in 'Organic Lawn Care' started by FYS777, Feb 5, 2009.

  1. FYS777

    FYS777 LawnSite Silver Member
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    Hi, just wondering if any body uses bio-fine compost, for top dressing on lawns, what was your results and why did you apply, what was your method of application,:waving::waving: how much would one charge per yard to install??? by hand or by walk behind top dresser
     
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  2. Mr. Nice

    Mr. Nice LawnSite Member
    from zone 7
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    Sounds like poopost?? never herd of it..is it a local thing? bag? bulk?
    info my friend..
     
  3. JDUtah

    JDUtah LawnSite Silver Member
    from UT
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    Yup. Ask the supplier for nutritional and pathogen test results. Scan and post them on here. IF they do not provide them... run.
     
  4. FYS777

    FYS777 LawnSite Silver Member
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    Hi, our land fill here grinds up the organic material that all the maintenance company's bring in, the land fill sold 90, thousand yards of it last by mid season, we have a lot of golf courses, I guess it must work, but i think they have the poopost to, kind of smelly though to put on residentials,:dizzy:
     
  5. FYS777

    FYS777 LawnSite Silver Member
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    soil here is pretty lame, sandy pumice, lava rock,
     
  6. bicmudpuppy

    bicmudpuppy LawnSite Silver Member
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    The worry I would have with a landfill's ground compost material is WHAT exactly did the grind? AND what EXACTLY went through the grinder for the batch you hauled off!! What happens when a jug of Glyphosphate ended up in the bag of grass clippings and gets ground in with the batch you got? Or better yet, a shot of attrazine. The golf industry is full of stories of guys who got something as innocent as top dressing sand that was river washed right after the seasonal attrazine apps and the end result was dead grass. A bag or two of icemelt that got left in the bottom of the truck they dumped the grass into would be all it would take to ruin YOUR reputation.
     
  7. FYS777

    FYS777 LawnSite Silver Member
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    good thoughts, didn't think of that stuff, but i do know one thing going and getting rid of my debris there for 5 years now, they are very strict on what and how u dump, they are continually patrolling the dump area. they do have quit the process. I don't no how long they let it cook but it takes awhile, from june till sep. before more was ready,
     
  8. FYS777

    FYS777 LawnSite Silver Member
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    O these compost rows are 200 yards long around 12 feet high, they have about 8 rows, each one at a different stag in there process, O they turn them at certain times, and keep grinding until they get to product they need,O they do have a nutrient certification sheet on whats in the compost.
     
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  9. FYS777

    FYS777 LawnSite Silver Member
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    I'll have to get info, and post it for you,
     
  10. JDUtah

    JDUtah LawnSite Silver Member
    from UT
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    Sprout test the compost before you use it...?

    Not sure what is in it? Make you you don't eat it then. You might end up like this kid. (ok not related but freaking hilarious!) But experiencing it might feel like this? ;)

    "Was that mushroom compost you just ate?"
     
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