With the abundant supply of horse manure I have at my disposal there has been some creativity in alternative uses around the yard over the weekend.
A trial of overseeding lawn and top dressing with horse manure in a slow growing area has began. The area is quite sandy and bare with only some boring weeds and a little couch grass growing. After a spray down with wetting agent, a generous dose of lawn seed was spread, two wheel barrows filled with lumpy horse manure were dumped and spread to cover an area of about 9 square meters.
Should I have had a garden mulcher on hand I would have run the entire ute load through and spread evenly across the lawn. Not to be easily deterred, a quick hit with a low blade on the lawn mower (no catcher) pulverised the hell out of it and spread it evenly across the area, nice.
A good water with the sprinkler and we’ll wait and see how it all grows!
I’m keen to hear the tips have you got to get an old lawn onto the path to a greener future.