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Topdressing (For Lawns)

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Product Description

topdressing1.jpgTopdressing is a fine blend of sandy loam, compost and aged bark fines used for topdressing lawns and amending existinggardens. When spreading on your lawn, a depth between 1/4" to 1/2" should be used. When you first plant grass you can start with the best screened topsoil but once the grass is established, topdressing is the only way to properly replenish the lawn’s soil. Fertilizing will add nutrients to the existing soil; however it cannot replace the mixture of sandy soil and composted organic material that has been depleted.


Why Topdress:

Topdressing 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. 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.


How do I Topdress:

The key to applying the top dressing is to make sure that you get a thin, even spread of the top dressing over the area and to make sure that the top dressing does not remain ‘on top’ of the grass blades. The top dressing should penetrate down to soil level. Before you begin you may find that on heavy or compacted soils, aerating a few days before will help your topdressing application. You then spread the top dressing over the required area using a flat surface such as the back side of a rake. Make sure that the spreading action leaves no bumps on the surface and fills all the hollows in. Do not leave top dressing lying on the surface of the lawn. You can use a garden rake or a stiff bristled broom to work the Top Dressing down into the blades of grass.


When should you Topdress:

You should topdress the lawn in spring or autumn, because grass seed germinates when the temperature is approximately 15ºC – 20ºC. Lawns which are based on poor quality soil will benefit from top dressing the soil each year. Lawns based on good quality soil should not need top dressing every year, although if you want a really top class lawn then you may wish to do so!

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  1. Good soil, convenient and quick (relatively) 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 28th May 2021

    Delivery took almost a week, but I imagine it's the busiest time of the year, so I'm not complaining. The bag has a cover that is tied off so you can leave it out if you need to. The soil appears to be very high quality, unlike what you would get from the big box stores. I also like that I can take the bag back to Arnts (10 mins away from me) so it can be reused.

    I may need another bag for my backyard, so I would absolutely get it here next time!

  2. Easy and Great Soil 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 4th May 2021

    Product took a few days to arrive (4 days from order to delivery). Not a bad thing, but tough to align with the rainy weather. The soil was really good, if you want you could sift through some of the bigger pieces. Delivery was great, the crane is big but it wont get to the end for big driveways, to be safe just select bottom area.

  3. Easy and Fast 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 29th Apr 2021

    Ordered one day and got it two days later. No fuss, no mess.

  4. Great Topsoil 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 21st Apr 2021

    Our topsoil arrived quickly and was delivered to the back of our driveway and set off to the side so that our cars could get in and out without any issues. Very impressed with how fast the forklift operator was able to get the totes up the driveway, as its a bit wonky along the side of our house. The dirt itself is great quality.

  5. Best Topsoil in WonderTote 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 10th Jun 2020

    My order came after 2 days. It was dropped at the location where I marked in my driveway. The wondertote is definitely a big plus in keeping the area clean and tidy. The product is truly the best quality.

  6. Lightening fast delivery! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 18th May 2018

    I ordered one cubic yard of topdressing at 10:35 on a Friday morning. It arrived less than three hours later at 1:22pm. The driver was skilled at dropping the soil where I wanted it, without damaging the tree branches that hang over our driveway. Thank you for the great product and fabulous delivery!

  7. Great delivery and soil was amazing quality 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 12th May 2018

    I ordered it on a Friday morning around 11 and it arrived same day at 4. Great quality and the Wondertote is easy to work with. Beats having a pile of soil dumped on your driveway. Very pleased with the quality of the top dressing.

  8. Fast delivery and great quality 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 6th May 2018

    I ordered it on Friday at 11 and it was here at 4! Great quality top dressing and love how the bag can be tied up when not being used. Very pleased.

  9. awesome! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 23rd May 2017


  10. Great way to get topsoil. 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 8th Sep 2016

    Easy ordering on line. Placed where asked on driveway. Much easier than buying bags and slugging home will be using this service from now on.

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