Top Dressing Your Lawn

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Is it time for your lawn to get dressed?  topdressing_lawns_May_2015Metro Atlanta is known for our lush, hilly topography - but an undulating landscape can also pose challenges.  Top dressing is a great solution for sloping lawns, as well as lumpy bumpy lawns. Top dressing simply describes the process of adding a thin layer of compost (or other materials) to your lawn in a way that’s beneficial on many levels.  

The top benefits of top dressing include:

  • Filling in depressions, making lawns more level, attractive and usable

  • Adding nutrients back into the soil, especially sloped lawns prone to erosion

  • Improving drainage, especially with Georgia clay soil

Like many home improvement projects, the best technique will yield the most effective results.  The most effective top dressing application will:

  • Take your current soil and grass types into consideration when creating the customized top dressing mix of compost and other materials.

  • Couple with aeration to avoid problems commonly associated with soil compaction.

  • Be applied in a thin layer.  If more top dressing is needed, it’s best to apply more thin layers over time rather than one thick application of top dressing.

The results of effective top dressing will be thicker, healthier and more even lawns that have an increased resistance to weeds, drought, disease and other stress factors. 

If you are ready for a team of experienced landscape professionals to even out your lawn, contact Handy Andy Outdoors today by clicking here or by phone (770) 458-8505.

Handy Andy Outdoors is a full-service landscape company that provides a variety of services, from routine maintenance to the most elaborate landscaping renovation.  The Handy Andy Outdoors team stays up-to-date on the latest industry technology and techniques, and whether we are mulching a flowerbed or installing an irrigation system, our skilled crew will treat your landscape like it’s our own.  Company founder Andy Batcheller started his lawn mowing business in Dunwoody when he was 9 years old, and he and the company continue to give back to the local community through donations and service.

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