spreading compost on lawn. - Knowledgebase Question

Bay City, Mi
Question by tomdclements
October 29, 2011
I'm getting compost from a municipal yard waste area. I would like to know if middle to late fall is a good time to spread over my lawn? My grass is very nice and I use organic fertilizer (Espoma and/or Milorganite)products and want to add some compost. I also mulch leaves into my lawn but want to know if adding compost this time of year is beneficial or wait until spring.

Answer from NGA
October 29, 2011


You can spread compost on your lawn 2-3 times a year. Fall is a good time to do so (spring and summer are the other optimal times). It's important to apply only about a quarter of an inch of compost at a time, and to rake it in well to move it down to the soil surface. After application and raking, you should not see a layer of compost on the grass blades. Best wishes with your project!

Name: J.R. Baca
Pueblo West Co. ( High Dessert (Zone 6a)
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