Top dressing is the process of applying compost, soil, or sand over the surface of your lawn. It has been performed on golf courses since the sport was invented in Scotland, but has only recently become popular on home lawns.
Good soil is living soil. That may sound like a cliche, but it’s true. One tablespoon of soil can contain billions of microorganisms. These microscopic organisms are one of the reasons we have plants and trees. In nature, soil microbes enrich soil by converting fallen leaves, limbs and other debris into nutrients plants can use. Top dressing is simply a way of restoring that balance to home lawns, building good soil and increasing soil flora.
Top dressing with core aeration helps change soil structure.
- Adds organic matter to soil
- Builds up the soil flora
- Helps reduce lawn diseases
- Helps reduce traffic stress
- Helps reduce the need for fertilizer
- Helps reduce thatch
- Relieves compaction problems
- Helps with water retention
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