Hire Great Goats for Lawn Composting
If you want a beautiful, sustainable, healthy lawn, try spreading compost on your lawn. When you think of beautifully manicured lawns and landscapes, you may think of golf courses. Well, one of the same, basic practices that help golf courses maintain lush, green fairways and greens is Top Dressing. Specifically, top dressing the lawn with compost.
What is top dressing?
It’s the direct application of about ¼ inch layer of compost or compost blend to the surface of your lawn. For residential lawns, a blend of 75% compost and 25% topsoil is great. The compost should be screened, with a fine texture, allowing it to fall between the blades of grass.
Why is top dressing with compost so effective?
Compost significantly increases soil’s ability to retain water. Compost also improves the overall soil structure, stimulates microbial activity, breaks down thatch and neutralizes the soil’s ph. Simply stated, compost is the best, natural, slow releasing soil amendment containing everything turf needs to thrive. An added benefit of top dressing with compost is fewer weeds. As your grass grows thicker, fewer weeds can get started in your lawn. So you’ll spend less time and money getting rid of weeds.
We recommend three steps to achieve your best lawn ever!
- Step one: We’ll aerate your lawn which has multiple benefits of its own (see previous blog on spring services).
- Step two: We’ll over seed your lawn with quality grass seed.
- Step three: We spread the proper layer of compost on your lawn, using a walk behind spread specifically designed to top dress your lawn with compost.
How often should you top dress your lawn with compost?
Once per year is great. You can compost the lawn at any time during the growing season, although it’s not recommended during extreme hot spells. Give it a try. You deserve a lush, green, golf course-like lawn. We can help you get it.