Top Dressing your lawn

  • Firstly, if possible mow the area down quite low, but still ensure you leave a little leaf left roughly 2-3 days prior to top dressing.
  • Next you will need some dressing mix. We recommend our Top Dress Mix which is made up of very fine sand, and aged chicken manure. It is very easy to spread and water in. Alternatively, if you prefer a straight sand to top dress with, we recommend our Fine Washed Pit Sand.
  • The size of the area you need to cover will determine the quantity of Top Dress Mix you will need. If you have your measurements we are happy to help you work out how much you need.
  • Spread this out, thinly, over your lawn area. 5-10mm at a time is ideal. To achieve a perfect level, you can use one our soil spreaders and gently go over the lawn and work the Top Dress Mix in, being mindful of the levels you desire.
  • Important tip – Don’t bury the turf. The trick is to do it a few times lightly and after you lay the Top Dress Mix the leaf must be sticking through. If you bury the turf under a full cover of Top Dress Mix, you run the risk of killing it. Spread it lightly, let it grow in and settle for a week, then you can repeat the process. You can repeat this as many times as you like until you achieve your desired result.
  • Also for an added boost, you can use fertilising products such as Eco 88, Organic Extra or Turf Master when you top dress.
  • And most importantly, DON’T FORGET TO WATER.