Horse Manure as Lawn Fertilizer ??

meden1027March 15, 2013

When horse manure is dried, it can transform itself into small flakes. Can these be used as a lawn fertilizer, if spread judiciously and periodically on the lawn?

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
texas-weed(7A)

Horse and cow manure is not a very good fertilizer. However it does make for good compost to add micro nutrients and good microbes. Just make sure it is well rotted.

    Bookmark   March 15, 2013 at 2:41PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
dchall_san_antonio(8 San Antonio)

Horse manure is great once it is fully decomposed. You can tell it is fully decomposed when you can grab a heaping double handful and plunge your nose into it. It should smell like very fresh soil - like a forest floor after a summer rain. If you use it before that you will smell it for weeks.

    Bookmark   March 17, 2013 at 1:32AM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
just bought hybrid bermuda sod will be here in a week. any tips? Socal
hello all I live in southern california and have tifgreen...
bnsand210
Some suggested low maintenance grasses
Zone 5B, S.W. Nebraska Hot summers, typically dry....
deviantnic
poor top soil
I had what I thought was top soil brought in to fix...
olusteebus
What type of grass grows best is very shady areas in South East Texas?
I live in South East Texas and have many trees and...
dcloteaux1350
I need a lawn "redo". More weeds than grass and more...
Here's the skinny. We live in Jacksonville, FL. Everybody...
Rich Possert
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™