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How do you use lawn top dressing?
Last Updated: 12th April, 2020
- Clear the turf and aerate.
- Mow the lawn.
- Apply the topsoil, spreading evenly a few feet at a time.
- Water the lawn.
- Rake and smooth any uneven areas.
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Also know, how do you apply top dressing to your lawn?
Spread the soil using something flat, like the back side of a heavy garden rake, working it into aeration holes and covering low spots. Make sure the top-dressing is no more than 1” deep (preferably ½” or less) over the existing grass. Keep working the mixture until your grass peeks through and the depth is even.
Additionally, will grass grow through top dressing? In most cases, a lawn can withstand the addition of a soil layer that is only 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick. You can spread topsoil evenly and accurately over the lawn by using a drop-spreader, or you can spread topsoil simply by flinging it with a shovel.
Similarly, it is asked, what is the purpose of top dressing a lawn?
Topdressing can be used to smooth the surface of the lawn. It can reduce thatch buildup by encouraging decomposition. It can be used following seeding, overseeding or sprigging to protect the developing plants from desiccation during the establishment process.
When can I top dress my lawn?
The best time to aerate and top-dress is early to mid-summer when your warm-season lawn (such as Bermuda grass) is actively growing. You should also apply compost top-dressing (without aeration) after overseeding your summer lawn with a cool-season grass (such as ryegrass) in the fall.