cow manure for fertlizing

Discussion in 'Organic Lawn Care' started by TTPRODR, Mar 27, 2009.

  1. TMGL&L

    TMGL&L LawnSite Member
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    what makes this book 70 bucks? I'm sure its good but I looked inside at and it looks like its like 150 pages. A little pricey for me right now.
  2. TMGL&L

    TMGL&L LawnSite Member
    Messages: 243

    The Rodale Book of Composting looks a little more up my ally. I'll check it out thx.
  3. TMGL&L

    TMGL&L LawnSite Member
    Messages: 243

    another triple post... I gotta stop doing that...

    Btw, because I jacked this thread, Bill started a new one here about books to read. To talk about that stuff please go there rather than continue my side/off topic blabbering in this thread.
  4. cgaengineer

    cgaengineer LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 15,778

    That Rodale book is a good one for people starting out...plenty to read. Barnes and Noble should have it in stock at your local store.

    Dont worry about the triple posts...I do it all the time.

    TTPRODR LawnSite Member
    Messages: 105

    I was at home depot today and found a 50lb bag of composted cow manure for$4.97
    i ask few people there about using that as a fertilizer they all said is the best,I'll give a try!
  6. whoopassonthebluegrass

    whoopassonthebluegrass LawnSite Platinum Member
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    You'll have to watch your salinity levels. If enough cow poo is applied over time, it can reach phytotoxic levels.

    TTPRODR LawnSite Member
    Messages: 105

    by the way this is the $hit I bought today
  8. bicmudpuppy

    bicmudpuppy LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,781

    Sometimes it IS about convenience. Manure is manure within certain parameters. As has been mentioned countless times here(just recently even :) ), some have slightly different content than others, but if the price is right for the person paying the bill, then the price is right. I stopped by a site Friday as a favor. Two spots browning out in the yard. Sprinkler system has been "tweaked" to the point that both spots get less water than the rest, but the soil is typical NM desert sand. Composted manure or compost was my recommendation with some seed t fill in the bad areas. We have a local source for some decent compost, but the first question was "what about the bagged stuff over at ******. I told him what ever worked best for him, but some good black organic material about 1/4" thick and rake some seed into it would do wonders. I also made some recommendations about UN "tweaking" said sprinkler system with a few new "tweaks" to help. Best part about being in the desert is that when you make suggestions to reduce water, people listen better than anywhere else I've ever been.

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