Applying compost as a topsoil

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  1. phasthound

    phasthound LawnSite Fanatic
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  2. phasthound

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    Both methods work, aeration before topdressing is might be better.
     
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  3. redmax fan

    redmax fan LawnSite Bronze Member
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    was lookin at used aerator today home depot 500$ , i think its classen . little red one with a nice honda , think 6 horse . like brand new . going to start my own one man deal on the side aerating-over seeding-top dressing next spring
     
  4. Steven Harnois

    Steven Harnois LawnSite Member
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    I looked into that business model a few years back and determined ed that the only way I would do topdressing is with one of these. especially with compost. Also would need a 7 yd dump truck with a chute to make loading bearable if planning on being solo.
     
  5. phasthound

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    I like the Earth & Turf topdresser. I added plywood sides in order to hold more compost.
    It was designed for topdressing with sand, so it could hold the extra weight.
    I also like that it is a drop spreader which allowed for precise application and reduced clean up time since you can go right up to the edge of walkways without having getting any compost on them.

    Earth & Turf 100sp Topdresser 1.jpg

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