You know, if you do like I do, and every time you cut the grass, just
pile it all in a wheelbarrow, roll it 'round back & put it on the
compost pile, you don't ever have to buy chemical fertilizers.
Does help to use a pitch-fork and turn the pile once in a while. That's
a good time to add in the vegetable scraps, coffee grounds & egg shells.
About once a year, I run it through a chipper/shredder & move it over to
the second pile. That's also a good time for cleaning up any volunteer
shrubbery & walnut trees and shred them into the second pile as well.
Anything 1/2" or more gets cut up for kindlin'
Second pile's also goes thru the shredder (with the fine screen) & gets
moved to the third pile.
To me, the third pile looks just like the topsoil they sell in bags at
Lowes or Home Depot.
Plus you never gotta' buy bait. There's plenty of worms in there if ya'
wanna' go fishin'.
These are my views. If you've got a problem with it, you can blame it on
me, but this is what I think. I am not the official spokes-person for
LOL. And return to the days of e coli, cholera, listeria,
dysentery, and foodstuffs mishapen and unappealing due
to proper mineral balance?
BTW - there's nothing "synthetic" about chemical fertilizers.
Chemically, there is no difference whatsoever - except for
uniform composition and lack of impurities.
Science - not voodoo traditions.
most likely you're not in the lawn care business and as such
I'd not expect you to be aware of Lesco products as well as
have an in-depth understanding for how Lesco has used science
and field test research to advance their product line well past
that of all other producers. Lesco products cost more, however
for the sake of the environment they are well worth the investment.
And warn the unaware - not to use fresh chicken manure cause it burns the
vegetation. What are poultry farmers using for floor cover in your area ?
Hate like hell to have 75% woodchips spread over my lawn.
I wonder why? One is full of bacteria (possibly with other
viruses, parasites) - and of fluctuating chemical composition
- while the other is sterile clean, and formulated to exactly
match the plant's chemical needs.
Its easier for mass building of homes to scrape the land of topsoil. You
can't pour a concrete slab on wishwashy soil. More difficult for heavy
trucks to move in that soil, especially concrete trucks. It is odd the
builder didn't just put the topsoil back when the house was completed.
Guess it was the minor cost in doing that.
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