compost and manure on turf

Discussion in 'Homeowner Assistance Forum' started by The Rookie, Nov 28, 2006.

  1. The Rookie

    The Rookie LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 290

    Is December too late to topdress a lawn with compost and manure. Does this help the turf? Any advice on manure and compost.
  2. nmurph

    nmurph LawnSite Senior Member
    from ga
    Messages: 668

    it's a great way to introduce weeds into a yard!
  3. Az Gardener

    Az Gardener LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,899

    Can't speak for manure. True compost will not have any weed seed as the full composting process will kill all weed seed. The drawbacks to applying now is it could blow away. The microbial benefit will be minimized because of the cold too. I would suggest waiting until spring but if the options are now or never I would do it now.

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