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George
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 28, 2015 7:29 pm    Post subject: Sourcing of compost for top dressing Reply with quote

Hi
Looking for compost to top dress lawn.

Where i can source it in dublin ?
I need few tons Smile i have to cover 1500sqm
Lawn is like table, so in my opinion don't need extra soil on topof it after overseeding.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 29, 2015 11:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What ever you do try not to use peat moss as bogs are being stripped to make these products.

We are trying to protect the bogs. Think conservation Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 30, 2015 7:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Protecting them for who ,for what and for how long.
It is estimated that only 8% are worth conserving,Many bogs are so badly damaged that continued small-scale turf-cutting is no longer an issue however this makes the few remaining areas that are relatively intact all the more valuable.
So who is involved in large scale cutting? Not the locals cutting for fuel, remember if you live in Large urban areas you have gas on tap maybe a local source of oil but then that does not count in relation to protection of our enviorment.In 1999, the implementation of the EU’s Habitats Directive in Ireland should have seen an end to turf-cutting on the most valuable midland raised bogs that were designated as Special Areas of Conservation. With the introduction of the EU Habitats Directive, the government began to negotiate with the peat industry, particularly those businesses that were operating on designated sites. By 1999, agreements were made to cease industrial extraction on Special Areas of Conservation (SACs). Bord na Móna’s interest in all designated bogs were acquired by the National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS), costing approximately €23 million for 7,000ha of land including 4,000ha uncut peatland within SACs.A series of compensation packages were offered to private turf cutters. This included the purchase of bog or the purchase of turbary rights; or an annual payment for ten years or the offer of another turf plot in the area and a once-off disturbance payment. By the end of 2001 over ¤4 million was spent on this scheme involving 5% of turbary rights holders. In 2003 domestic cutting was ongoing on 117 of the 139 designated bogs (Douglas et al, 2008). Under the 1999 Farm Agreement those who opted to continue cutting were expected to do so by acquiring a permit from the NPWS, which specifies the way that turf will be cut annually until 2008. Permit’s were to be given for turf cutting on raised bog SACs and NHAs where it is deemed that turf cutting was not having a significant impact on the conservation status of the site (Swan, pers. comm. 2008). However, this control system was never implemented throughout the country. Back to the question if you are living in Dublin why not approach a local golf course and ask where threy source their top dressing for their fairways, and maybe ask what they do for conservation of wildlife on the courses re spraying herbacides, gramacides and insecticides .http://grounds-mag.com/golf_courses/grounds_maintenance_sick_golf/
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 30, 2015 7:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Olwas2013 wrote:
What ever you do try not to use peat moss as bogs are being stripped to make these products.

We are trying to protect the bogs. Think conservation Smile


Peat moss, not good for me, its drying too fast.
Im looking for proper fine grade compost.
I was with "GreenKing" composting, but in their compost has too big pieces of wood.
"Enrich" is doing way better, nice and small

Did anyone use it ever for topdressing ?

Maybe mix it with soil or lawnsand ?
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 01, 2015 7:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Try Envirogrind in Pettigo. Their product has a fine texture and good fertility. I use it to top dress veg beds and borders, along with my own garden compost. They can deliver larger quantities, I think.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 11, 2015 10:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good guy wrote:
Try Envirogrind in Pettigo. Their product has a fine texture and good fertility. I use it to top dress veg beds and borders, along with my own garden compost. They can deliver larger quantities, I think.



Hi
For future Smile

Nice fine grade compost can be bought on tallaght garden depo.


Today I spread 5 tons of it. It was mix 50/50 lawn-sand / compost.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 13, 2015 9:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

george, how muuch do they charge for that amount of compost?
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 13, 2015 9:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

medieval knievel wrote:
george, how muuch do they charge for that amount of compost?


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 13, 2015 9:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

cheers, will pass that on, i know someone on the southside looking for compost.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 13, 2015 9:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

medieval knievel wrote:
cheers, will pass that on, i know someone on the southside looking for compo

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I will let you know how good is it after few weeks Smile
Now weather is helping me with my project Wink after overseeding
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