Top dressing the lawn is the process of adding a fine layer of ‘home mixed quality soil’ to the lawn surface. Top dressing benefits the lawn as it builds up the quality of the soil over a period of time, – sandy soils will be able to retain moisture better and so the lawn will be more resistant to drought, clay soils will drain better thus improving root development.
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.
Over-Seeding of lawns should be done in late summer or early autumn. The young grasses will have 2-3 months to become established before temperatures drop too low and growth stops.
The concept of over-seeding lawns as part of a regular maintenance has been around for years, but it is still relatively new to many homeowners. This is one step that will do more to improve the quality of your lawn.
Aeration involves perforating the lawn with small holes to allow air, water and nutrients to penetrate the grass roots. This helps the roots grow deeply and produce a stronger, more vigorous lawn.
The main reason for aerating is to alleviate soil compaction. Compacted soils have too many solid particles in a certain volume or space, which prevents proper circulation of air, water and nutrients in the soil.
Scarification is the process of of removing moss, dead grass and thatch from your lawn
We can treat moss at any time of the year with a mix of granular and liquid products.
We use fast acting and slow release feeds containing seaweed and trace elements.