Horse Manure Uses
Wednesday 07 April 2010
Horse Manure is a fact of life, if you have a horse you will find that you have a lot of manure to clear away. There are lots of things you can do with horse manure so you do not need to worry about it building up. This article will give you a few ideas on horse manure uses.
Uses for Horse Manure
Fertilise Your Garden
Fertilisation is one of the most common uses for horse manure. In order to make the most out of it you should compost the manure, then mix it up with potting soil and spread it on your flower beds. You will find that the composted manure will fertilise your land, hold moisture and also deter weed growth.
Mix With Footing
Why waste horse manure and spend money buying bark when you can mix horse manure with footing in your arena. You can add manure to your arena, round pen and riding trails and it will do wonders, softening and deepening the footing.
Make Fly Repellent
If you have problems with flies around your horses then this is a great little tip for deterring flies and you use up that left over manure at the same time! Spread out the horse manure in a layer over a large area and let it dry out. You should turn the horse manure over a few times to make sure it has completely dried out. Once it is dry, light and papery then you can stack it in a pile and burn it. When burning your left over manure you will find that it creates a brilliant fly repelling cloud of smoke.
Use Horse Manure as De-icer
Decomposing manure creates a surprising amount of heat and you can cover your driveway and paths with the horse manure to stop them from freezing.
Fill up Holes
If you have any holes that need filling then you can throw some manure in them with shavings and pack it down. Allow the manure to settle and top it up if needed to level out the land.
Give it to Friends
Share your left over horse manure with your friends. There are so many uses for horse manure that they might be glad to receive some. If your friends have no use for it then you could consider donating it to farmers or landscapers.
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