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Top-Dressing Lawns / Over-Seeding Lawns / Lawn Levelling

Sometimes it can be confusing what the difference is between all these methods.  Continue reading for clarification...

Top-Dressing Lawns: 

  • Top dressing is simply the process of applying a layer of soil, compost or sand over the top surface of your lawn to renovate your existing lawn if it is showing signs of weakness.
  • To Top Dress your lawn: Aerate your lawn. Rake up the pellets left behind from aerating, then spread 1/8” to 1/2” of compost evenly over the area using a rake. Water the area thoroughly. Water helps the compost move through the thatch layer, to the soil surface and into aeration holes.

Over-Seeding Lawns

  • Overseeding is a method of seeding over top of an existing lawn when signs of winter-kill has occured. Typically there will be patches of brown, thin and patchy areas on on your lawn.  
  • To over-seed your lawn: Mow and rake your grass of the clippings.  Add a thin layer (1/4") of soil such as SC Topdresser to the grass. Add grass seed to the lawn according to the manufacturers recommendation apply rates.  Rake the seed in to ensure seed-to-soil contact and then water the lawn.  Ensure it is constanatly moist but not saturated and that you have the same grass seed species as your current lawn. 

Lawn Levelling 

  • Levelling your lawn may be required when you have dips in your grass from either rodents or pet damage.  
  • To Level your Lawn: Mow and rake up the clippings.  Apply SC Lawn Leveller to the areas that need to be repaired.  Add grass seed if required or allow the existing grass to grow thru the soil.  Ensure you water your lawn to aid in grass growth.

Pet Damage & Stains

  • Pet stains and damage on your lawn may be require repair in the spring.  
  • To repair your Lawn: Apply SC Screened Loam to the areas that need to be repaired.  Add grass seed if required or allow the existing grass to grow thru the soil.  Ensure you water your lawn to aid in grass growth and ensure you use the same seed type as your current lawn. 

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