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Lawn Top Dressing-with manure compost - Songsco.com - Ocean Nursery
Lawn Top Dressing-with manure compost - Songsco.com - Ocean Nursery

Lawn Top Dressing-with manure compost

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A fine weedless mix comprised of a 60% manure compost blend and 40% coarse sand. This has been a very successful mix for golf courses, playing fields and lawn repair alike. The compost aids rapid seed germination and the sand helps with soil amendment to allow for improved drainage.

Time of Year to over seed: SPRING (April, May), FALL (September, October)

CAUTION – whenever over seeding, newly sprouted seeds could die if they encounter a HEAVY FROST.

How much top dressing do I need? 1 cubic yard of top dressing will cover 750’ square feet at ½” inch.

Application Method:

This product is designed to help amend Clay-Based Lawns and is not recommended for sandy soils, Flower Garden Soil is the better choice in sandy situations.  It is highly recommended that aeration take place FIRST to maximize effectiveness.  Follow this by mowing grass short but not causing duress.  If ground is quite dry, water deeply first before roceeding.

When you are ready to overseed, (no heavy frost predicted in the next 2 weeks, or seed germination may be compromised), review the seed  manufacturer's instructions. Set aside the recommended ratio of seed to cover your required area.  Use the balance of the seed in step 1 and step 4.

  1. Spread grass seed by hand or with spreader over and above what your seed manufacturer recommends.
  2. In a wheel barrow, mix your grass seed with the GRASS GROWER Soil, using the seed manufacturer's recommendations.
  3. Shovel seed/soil mix onto lawn and rake smoothly  to a maximum 1/2" thickness.
  4. Spread another layer of seed on top of the seed/soil mix.
  5. Tamp down or roll.
  6. Keep moist for 8 - 10 days.

This method works well, remember – use lots of seed.