Topdressing is a layer of compost and organic matter applied over the top of your lawn. Simply put, adding organic matter to the soil in order to restore balance. The benefits of topdressing and core aeration are as follows:
Improved Soil Condition
If your lawn doesn’t look up-to-par, you can bet that your soil isn’t performing at its best. In order to accomplish this, the soil must be rich in organic matter and porous enough to feed the roots without waterlogging them. Topdressing once or twice a year will transform your current soil conditions into a more suitable growing environment.
Increased Microbial Activity
Good soil contains microorganisms, which in turn create nutrients for the plant. These microorganisms also breakdown pathogenic organisms and thatch, the dead and living grass parts between the soil and grass blades, which will better benefit the look and health of your yard.
Improved Lawn Color
The organic mixture in topdressing increases the amount of nitrogen that is released within the yard. This is when the coveted deep green color you’ve been searching for begins to surface.
Enhanced Seed Germination
Overseeding your lawn is most effective when done in conjunction with aeration and topdressing. This allows for optimum soil contact and improved moisture retention.