Topdressing is the application of a soil and compost mixture to the surface of a lawn to improve soil conditions and lawn health. A lawn is only as good as the soil it’s growing in. A lawn or athletic field that is rich in organic matter and has good soil composition will be healthier. Beautiful lawns will have at least 7″-12″ of topsoil. This ideal condition allows grass plants to grow roots very deep into the soil which is critical to help them be able to withstand drought stress. Likewise, because this soil is well-drained, the roots will not decompose in water-logged situations, but continue to develop. Hands down, topdressing a turf area that has horrible soil will improve your soil and grow a better lawn. If you lawn or athletic field is even marginal, it is just one thing you can do to make it look extraordinary.
Benefits of Topdressing Lawns
- Increased Organic Matter in Soil
- Improved Drainage
- Improved Lawn Color
- Improved Lawn Health
For decades, we have helped dozens of school districts here in Lancaster, PA and the surrounding Central PA area to keep their athletic fields looking great with topdressing services as well as other regular lawn maintenance operations. We also have the capability to provide these topdressing services for most residential and commercial properties with a smaller topdresser if the grade is slight and site access is available. Topdressing is also enhanced by adding it immediately after a core aeration, and along with over-seeding. If you are interested in improving your lawn or athletic field natural turf conditions, consider topdressing it once or twice a year. The cost is very affordable and will make a huge impact on your turf’s health and appearance.