Topdressing Lawns

The best single time of the year for top dressing lawns is in the fall for cool season grasses and in the spring for warm season grasses. I’m writing from Montana so we have cool season grasses here. This also allows you to combine other cultural practices such as core aeration and over-seeding with the…

What Is Compost and How Is It Made? Part 2

To continue our information about compost, let’s talk more about using un-composted material. Although in time un-composted materials will eventually decompose, adding organic matter directly to the soil without first composting it may have some undesirable effects. For example, if large quantities of un-composted leaves are incorporated into the soil, microbes will compete with plants’…