What is top dressing and why top dress a lawn?

Top dressing a lawn is the process of adding a fine layer of fresh soil to the lawn surface. Top dressing benefits the lawn as it builds up the quality of the soil over a period of time, – sandy soils will be able to retain moisture better and so the lawn will be more resistant to drought, clay soils will drain better thus improving root development. Another benefit of top dressing the lawn is that it will help to even out any lumps and bumps that are present on an uneven lawn, filling in any small hollows that may develop. Top dressing also stimulates the grass to produce new shoots and so results in denser grass cover which helps combat the onset of weed and moss infestation.

Top dressing is a great way of improving that all important airflow. If your lawn is growing in a clay soil, compaction can be a major issue as the clay particles form a tightly packed soil-bed. Topdressing allows the particles to separate, thus producing a much more preferable growing medium. Top dressing is great combined with overseeding

When would Green Man top dress my lawn?

We generally top dress lawns during the Autumn or Winter period. However, if your lawn requires full renovation, top dressing will be carried out as part of this process.