Lawn Top Dressing

A lawn professional applying lawn top dressingA great way to improve the condition of your lawn is to regularly apply Lawn Top Dressing. There are generally two benefits to Top Dressing your lawn. The Top Dressing material used is dependent upon the issue you are looking to resolve.

Firstly, Lawn Top Dressing is a proven way to improve the quality of your lawn’s root zone resulting in:

  • Reduction in thatch build up
  • Improved drainage
  • Improvement to soil structure
  • Improved water and nutrient retention


To achieve these benefits a high-quality mixture of graded sand and loam/soil is applied and worked into the lawn’s surface using a drag mat or lute.

The second reason for Lawn Top Dressing is to smooth out undulations in the lawn surface. The type of material used depends upon the depth of the undulations. Where small undulations are concerned a quality mixture of graded sand and loam/soil can be applied, the current grass will then be able to grow through the Top Dressing. When the undulations are more substantial a soil Top Dressing would be more suitable with new seed being applied after Top Dressing. Your Lawnscience professional can advise you on the correct solution for your lawn.

If you are looking to improve your lawn by Top Dressing, why not take advantage of the Lawnscience lawn review service? One of our fully trained, lawn care professionals will be happy to arrange a free lawn review with you, during which they will identify the issue(s) and provide you with a fully costed solution for you to consider. To take advantage of this opportunity just contact us.