In most cases top dressing is done to level or correct uneven areas and fill holes in the lawn, or to add organic nutrients to correct poor soil condition.
Top dressing can rejuvenate, feed and improve lawns for healthier looking grass and soil.
If your lawn is well fertilised, healthy and even, then you may not need to top dress.
Top dressing brings many benefits to a lawn that is looking a little lacklustre, and helps to increase nutrient retention and improve drainage. Clean river sand or sandy loam can be used to level your lawn and use a nutrient rich mix with slow release fertiliser to top dress your lawn. Using a higher proportion of organic material for sandy soils is also a good idea. Top Dressing should be done during the growing season, generally autumn or late spring to early summer is best. Avoid winter and the middle of summer.
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