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Is now a good time to spread compost on lawn?

rudysmallfry
16 years ago

My newly established lawn (last September) is just starting to show signs of distress due to heat, at least I think it's heat related. It sits in full sun and is getting a slight salt & pepper look to it as one of the cultivars in the mix is turning a little brownish. It's otherwise in great shape. The soil is teaming with worms, and its by far the nicest, greenest lawn on the block.

That all being said, I have a nice pile of finished compost sitting around doing nothing. With the summer about to heat up, would this be a good time to spread around a 1/4 or so of the compost on the lawn? Does it help the lawn in anyway with dealing with the heat?

It's 3 types TTTF and one KBG variety. I mow it at 3.5". So far all I've done it applied Ringers once in the spring. Mother nature's been supplying a good inch of rain every 10 days or so. I'm fairly new to the organic lawn care program and don't want to botch this all up out of ignorance.

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