Used in the golf course industry for decades, topdressing has been slow to gain acceptance in residential lawn care.
The benefits of topdressing
Topdressing’s benefits are so numerous, it’s hard to understand why it is not the foundation for every lawn care program on the planet. As a soil amendment, topdressing can improve soil biology by adding organic matter and the beneficial microorganisms of compost. Soil structure and drainage can be modified by topdressing, and doing so regularly can smooth out bumps caused by worm castings and encourages a dense, lush lawn. Topdressing reduces lawn stresses, helps keep thatch under control, and acts as a long-term natural fertilizer. Adding organic matter to a lawn by topdressing with compost is the most beneficial cultural practice lawn care has to offer. If you asked a group of lawn care professionals what the most effective process in developing a stellar lawn is, all of them would give an answer that involved some type of compost topdressing.
Best topdressing times
Topdressing with our organic compost can be applied anytime but works especially well together with aeration and overseeding. The topdressing helps with seed germination and holding moisture in for the new seedlings. Add a thin layer of organic compost in the fall to your aeration and overseeding for optimum results.
Topdressing is a labor-intensive service as compared to fertilizing; therefore, the cost is higher but not prohibitive by any means–and the benefits are so numerous that we think you should seriously consider having it done on your lawn!