The practice of adding new, organically rich layers of soil on the topmost layer of your lawn is not a new practice. However, topdressing has recently become more popular as homeowners become more DIY-focused.
Topdressing primarily consists of covering your lawn with a layer of soil that is rich in organic matter such as compost and garden mix that keep your lawn lush, green, and healthy.
Lawn Topdressing Pros
There are a wide range of benefits that lawn topdressing provides you with. The main ones are:
Improvement in Soil Quality: One of the main things that lawn topdressing does is improve the quality of your soil. It adds another layer to your lawn that is rich in organic material that help make more nutrition available for your plants. In addition, it also helps you spread out your soil a little bit at the same time, making it easier for your soil to breathe, ensuring that your plants remain healthier.
Improved Drainage: Just like it aids your soil in breathing, it also makes it easier for water to seep into your soil or simply pass through your soil, ensuring that there is no excess of water, which is detrimental to grass.
Helps Maintain a Level Lawn: Top dressing also helps you get rid of uneven patches in your lawn that could be the result of a variety of factors ranging from digging all the way to worm castings. Top off with some grass seed and you can easily level out these patches.
Vegetative Revitalization: Naturally, with your soil being richer in bio-friendly organisms, and with it being spread out a little more evenly, your grass will grow stronger and thicker. In fact, even damaged parts or spots have a better chance of healing up faster with topdressing.
Lawn Topdressing Cons
There are a few disadvantages to topdressing as well, such as:
Labour-intensive Process: The main disadvantage is the time and effort involved, which includes getting the material itself, and then the application. Delivery is easy enough from most garden centers in Calgary such as Ornamental Stone. For application, at a minimum, you will need a wheelbarrow and shovel, as machine rentals can be quite expensive.
Expense: While topdressing your lawn can provide cost efficiency in the long-term, it is an added expense upfront. The good news is you won’t need too much materials as it just requires a thin spread.
Research Essential: You will need to do your homework to know what type of soil or compost is needed. However, there are specific soil amendments such as Ornamental Store’s Garden Party that are simple to use!
Landscape Supplies Calgary
Topdressing brings with it many benefits, ranging from making your soil healthier and better in terms of drainage, to helping your grass grow thick and green.
However, it must be kept in mind that getting the right landscape supplies and doing your research is important.
You can purchase landscape supplies in Calgary from a trusted seller such as the Ornamental Store. We can also provide you with information on the best materials to use and some tips for application.