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Laying Topsoil

A nice, thick lawn requires healthy soil at its base. If your grass is already established but in need of urgent attention then Mick George Topsoil is the solution you require. Over time the soil texture, appearance and health of your turf will significantly improve.

Laying Topsoil

Dress to Impress – Topsoil tips to improve your Lawn

A nice, thick lawn requires healthy soil at its base. If your grass is already established but in need of urgent attention then Mick George Topsoil is the solution you require. Over time the soil texture, appearance and health of your turf will significantly improve.

‘Top-dressing’ is a process of adding a thin layer of soil over your lawn without damaging the existing turf. This will overcome a host of problems including, uneven terrain, growth discrepancies or nutrients depletion.

The quality of the Topsoil you use will determine the results. Often construction sites can be a fantastic source of premium Topsoil. Note that imported Topsoil can cause invasive plants and weeds such as Japanese Knotweed.

Step 1: – Timing – ‘Top-dress’ in Spring – allowing the grass to grow before severe heat or cold spells

Step 2: – Aerate – Complete this every 2-3 years, removing plugs of soil for air, water topsoil to penetrate the surface

Step 3: – Materials – Choose the correct Topsoil – It’s worth investing in a Topsoil with a high stone content, thick fibrous roots and 40mm consistency

Step 4: – Application – Spread small amounts at a time in designated areas. Work into the aeration holes and ensuring depth of no more than 1’’ on existing turf

Step 5: – Watering – Ideally ‘Top-dress’ before a heavy rainfall or give the lawn a good amount of water. Leave for a couple of days before revisiting to flatten surface

Step 6: – Planting – Re-sow grass seed over any bare spots that still exist

Step 7: – Frequency – Although trouble spots may need extra attention, standard top-dressing does not require repeat application

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