is a proven practice often completed in conjunction with aeration
and seeding in turf maintenance programs and renovation efforts.
Topdressing adds organic soil amendments, which improve the
physical, chemical, and biological characteristics of soil. This
enhances turf quality and vigor, and improves its resistance to
stress. Today, high quality compost combined with the advanced
blowing application system makes both residential and commercial
turf maintenance virtually effortless and with far superior
Benefits of Aeration
Increases organic matter content of
Improves soil percolation rate
Increases water holding capacity of soil
Reduces soil compaction
Improves turf rooting and durability
Supplies plant nutrients
Can biologically control certain turf
Core aerate turf area
(2 to 5 passes)
to a depth of 2 1/2 to 3 inches.
Blow in a 1/2 to 3/4 inch uniform
layer of high quality compost
(seed can be injected at this
time if needed for overseeding.
If necessary, back rake the treated
area to break up soil plugs and
work the compost into the aeration
Use a quality organic fertilizer to
maintain good microbiological
population in the soil.
In some cases, the old lawn
may need to be killed off first.