The application of mineral enriched soil to promote healthy grass growth
Top dressing is the application of soil containing a mixture of sand, silt, clay and other organic minerals to improve the condition of soil beneath your lawn and promote healthy grass growth.
While many lawns suffer from uneven ground, disease outbreak or hard stress from frequent activity, a layer of top dressing can help improve the level of smoothness, consistency and drainage through better retention of water and nutrients. A smoother surface will also allow your mower to produce a more even and reliable cut.
It can be completed at any time throughout the year, however for most effective results it should follow any scarification or aeration procedure so it can be spread evenly into the soil through the holes in the surface.