What Is Top Dressing?

Top dressing is an application of compost or a blend of soil/compost/sand onto existing turf. For best results, a top dressing blend should have a higher content of compost than any other material.

Why Is Top Dressing with Compost So Effective?

Compost significantly increases soil’s water retention, improves the overall soil structure, stimulates microbial activity, breaks down thatch, and neutralizes the soil’s pH. It is simply the best, natural, slow-releasing soil amendment, containing everything turf needs to thrive. Before After

What Are the Steps Involved in Compost Top Dressing?

After you have mowed the lawn (2 inches, or 4.5 centimeters, is an ideal height for top dressing) and, when needed, have performed core aeration and over seeding, fill up the Ecolawn hopper with compost or a compost blend. Propel the spreader to the farthest section of the lawn and spread the material in a

What Material Should I use for Top Dressing?

Quality screened compost is best! The compost must have a fine crumbly structure and a homogenous texture. It must be well-screened and have a high content of stable organic matter. Finally, but not least of all, it must be weed-seed free. For efficient and easy application, the compost moisture should be maintained at around 50%.

When Should I Top Dress and How Frequently?

You can top dress at any time during the year. Usually, top dressing is recommended during the growing season, but not during extreme heat waves. As a general rule, we recommend top dressing with compost at least once a year. However, there are two factors that determine the frequency of top dressing: The amount

How Much Should I Charge for Compost Top Dressing?

Price the service according to how many yards or cubic meters of compost or compost blend you will need to top dress the lawn. Follow our easy recommendations above to determine the necessary cubic yards or meters based on the lawn’s surface area. Example: a 10,000 sq. ft. lawn (or 930 sq. meter lawn) will