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Old 05-29-2008, 06:26 AM
 
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Well,
I went to Garden-Ville today and got 1 cubic yard (a truckload) of Alamogro. They suggested it for top dressing. Well, I don't like it. When I first came up to pile, I saw all the little sticks and decided I wanted something a lot finer. But I thought, I'm alreay all the way out there and going back to get bags at Lowes or somewhere is cumbesome and expensive. So I went ahead and got it. Now I'm noticing that it's also full of little rocks. I don't want to put a bunch rocks on my lawn!
What can I do with a truckload of compost??
Here is what I would do
Round up all the little kiddos you know. Give them all a bucket. The one who gets the most rocks in their bucket wins $10.
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Old 05-29-2008, 07:06 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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What do you do with the beer?

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Old 05-29-2008, 07:07 AM
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You stole my question--Cookiemeister's list is great, but whattya do with all that stuff, and what quantities are we talking about?
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Old 05-29-2008, 07:20 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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I don't know about anyone else, but my lawn is high-class. No Bud Light for my grass--only the best will do!

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Old 05-29-2008, 09:46 AM
 
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Good idea
Also, I might try that tonic.
I tried to give away my compost but couldn't get it done in yesterdaday. Neighbors wanted it but didn't want to take it off my truck. I figured if I have to go through the trouble of taking it off, I might as well lay it on my lawn. And I didn't want to keep halling that stuff around with the price of gas, so I went ahead and started putting it on my grass last night. I worked until 10:00 PM and got a headache from the smell. When I woke up this morning, I still had the headache, so I took rest of the compost to the Animal Shelter where I volunteer and got the maintenance man to take it off my hands.
I wish I hadn't laid it in the dark, because this morning, it looks terrible. All the little sticks are sitting right on top of the grass. And I don't see them sinking down anytime soon. I guess I'll wait a few days for the grass to get some nutrients from them, then rake them up. And I got a lot of the stuff on my sidewalk and driveway. I started to spray it off but then got worried it would go into the drainage system. So I have a bunch of sweeping to do today.
Maybe I should have paid ABC pest and lawn. I've just gone through a bunch of trouble to save some money.

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Here is what I would do
Round up all the little kiddos you know. Give them all a bucket. The one who gets the most rocks in their bucket wins $10.
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Old 05-29-2008, 06:32 PM
 
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Recipe for Grandma Putt's Tonic:

1 cup Epsom salt
1 cup Listerine
1 cup liquid soap
1 cup ammonia
Fill the balance of the quart jar with beer but taste test the beer first
Add this mixture to a hose end sprayer (one that has a 15 to 20 gal capacity or adjusts to 20 gallons)
Will spray up to 2500 sq ft of lawn
Spray in May and again in late June (you can spray everything, shrubs, trees, etc)

Always mow before you feed!
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