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Top Dressing Lawn in MA

Discussion in 'Homeowner Assistance Forum' started by Den69RS96, May 4, 2011.

  1. Den69RS96

    Den69RS96 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 96

    Does anyone know how much compost one would need to cover about an acre of lawn? My soil is terrible and hard clay. I figure if its not to expensive, I'd finally start improving the soil.
     
  2. Kiril

    Kiril LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 18,334

    1/4-1/2" is what you should be looking at for a compost top dress on turf. At the 1/2" depth you need 1.5 yards of compost per 1000 square feet. I think you can figure out the rest.
     
  3. avguy

    avguy LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 562

    Let me know when you figure out how you're going to do that. I've got a couple of acres here that would benefit greatly from compost if I could figure out a practical & cost effective way to spread it.
     

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