Top Dressing

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Top dressing

We will inspect your lawn’s condition and can apply quality lawn top dressing to improve the overall quality of your lawn. A great way to improve the condition of your lawn is to regularly apply top dressing.

There are many benefits to top dressing your lawn. The type of top dressing material used is dependent upon the issue you are looking to resolve.

First of all the reason for top dressing is to improve the quality of your lawn’s root zone. As a result, your lawn benefits from the following:

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

You can achieve these great benefits, by having a high-quality mixture of graded sand and loam/soil 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 will be applied.  The existing grass will 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.

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If you would like advice about 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 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.

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