Has anyone had bulk manure or even clay delivered in the Wellston area?

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  1. gunfun13

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    I can sell you a 3000# sack of bentonite clay. It's in granule form and would easily go through a spreader.
     
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    Mixing both clay and manure is likely the best way to go. Manure adds organics, nutrients and helps PH, but doesn't do as much to help hold moisture as clay will.

    I like the idea of bentonite clay, but 3000 lbs is a heck of a lot unless you are doing two or three acres.
     

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    Be careful mixing clay and sand, you can end up with something resembling concrete! In landscaping clay is often used in a 4-6" layer below the same amount of topsoil but not mixed in. Using fertilizer to produce your own organic matter is the reasonable way to go.
     
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    Sounds like you might be planting your screen each year. You might consider putting in grasses that will be tall and permanent. Because they were free and unlimited, I went with ornamental grasses in my sandy area that would not even grow clover because of the lack of soil. Planted in the spring and I did need to water as needed the 1st summer. Worked better than I could have hoped for. If I think about, I'll take a picture and post.

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    I've added alpaca manure that I got from a place over by Crystal Mountain. I got like 500 pounds thou not really alot.
     
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    As was mentioned here be careful of the manure. I got a trailer full of it for my garden. It somehow had Japanese knot weed in it. It has been the scourge of me ever since. If you don't know what the stuff is look it up. Its nasty stuff.
     
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    Mixing clay with your sand can turn into cement. Not generally recommended.
     
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    Never quite thought of it that way. Good point.
     
  9. Whitetail Freak

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    Around here most dairy farms compost and sell their manure. Bring dump trailer, it’s what I use for my vegetable garden. My plots I use free horse manure, usually they say I can have it all. Manure made my Egyptian wheat get 12’ in piss sand. I had a hard time getting white pine to live in the sand, but the ew flourished with the manure.
     
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    Kitty litter. Clay and **** all in one.
     
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    How about wood ash?
     
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    That's the advantage of Bentonite clay in granular form. Broadcast it like fertilizer and disk in at the rate you desire. Can go nice and light to prevent creating a hard pan layer.

    We use it in the top inch or two of trails to firm them up in sandy soils, but use a little less and disk it in 4-5" down, no harm and better moisture holding.
     
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    My understanding is that ash will primarily affect the PH. I have been dumping and spreading all my ash in this area.
     
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    LOL, where were you guys when I was the one shoveling the turds out of the stalls down south? I'd loan you a shovel and you could take home everything you wanted. Just come back every other day please! It's the crop that never quits producing....
     
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    It's fun in the north country. We let it build up over winter, feet thick. Then you get to dig the compacted mess out and throw in out of the window into the spreader. Whatever misses, you get to load a second time.
     
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