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Episode 4: "Using Manure in the Garden"

Synopsis: Traveling from a snowy, small farm expo in Enumclaw to a beautiful sunny garden in Seattle, Doug and Greg hear from the region's leading experts on using manure in the garden.

From cattle to rabbits, they’ll show you how to have a healthy and safe garden, while recycling nature’s fertilizer. Also, learn how to control moss and have a beautiful lawn, naturally.

This episode was shot on location in the yard of Jennifer Carlson, Haven Illustrated, LLC. She can be contacted at 206-283-9102.


  • How to safely use manure in your garden.
  • How to control moss:
    • For most situations
    • Rake out moss
    • Aerate
    • Over seed
    • Topdress with quarter inch of compost
    • Or choose to grow something other than lawn!

Show resources:

King Conservation Manure Match Program

Washington State University Manure - Soil Management

Marianne Binetti: The Compleat Home Gardener

King County Biosolids Recycling

Sawdust Supply, Co.
Sells, GroCo -- a biosolids containing soil amendment.

Jennifer Carlson, Haven Illustrated, LLC.

Please Note: This list of resources is provided by King County as a courtesy to the public and does not endorse or guarantee the quality of the service offered or provided.

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For questions about this web page, please contact Greg Rabourn, Community Stewardship Specialist, Water and Land Resources Division.