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Topdressing with Compost

Topdressing is the process of adding a thin layer of compost/organic matter (1/4inch) over an existing lawn. The compost works its way into the soil, adding an influx of nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium – the critical nutrients that all lawns need to thrive

Our process

We start by clearing any dead grass/leaf buildup to ensure that the new compost can easily integrate into the existing turf. Then, using certified organic compost, a thin, even layer is spread over all turf areas, or identified problem spots.

Adding topdressing in conjunction with other cultural practices, such as aerating, de-thatching, and overseeding is recommended for best results. Topdressing after aerating and overseeding is the ideal trio of lawn care practices. Aerating opens up the soil, allowing for better air and water movement and reduced compaction. The holes created during aeration provide the perfect environment for overseeding, allowing new grass seeds to establish and thrive. Lastly, topdressing with compost helps fill in the holes, cover the seed, and allows for ideal germination conditions, as well as just the right burst of nutrients for the grass seedlings as they become established.

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Immediately following
top dressing application

4 weeks later

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