Soil basics to help you and your lawn get the most out of your soil. It goes without saying that a ‘good’ soil is half the battle but most times you are just going to have to make do with what you’ve got.

  • What is Good Top Soil
    Soil & Lawn Top Dressing

    What is Good Top Soil

    Soil in general consists of a mineral content of sand, silt and clay and an organic content. Lawn top dressing needs to have these in the right proportions

  • Soil & Lawn pH
    Soil & Lawn Top Dressing

    Soil & Lawn pH

    Grass likes a pH between 5.5 and 7. Slightly acidic is preferred by fine lawn grasses (bents and fescues) whilst rye and meadow grass like a more neutral pH

  • Why Apply Top Dressing
    Soil & Lawn Top Dressing

    Why Apply Top Dressing

    This is the process of adding material to the surface of the lawn grass; usually loam or sandy loam mixes, sand or organic material

  • Top Dressing Mixes
    Soil & Lawn Top Dressing

    Top Dressing Mixes

    For most lawns what you want and need is a sandy loam or a loam top soil mixture. This means the top dressing has all the components of a good soil

  • Top Dressing Procedure
    Soil & Lawn Top Dressing

    Top Dressing Procedure

    Start by mowing the grass on the short side on a dry day. Next, portion your top dressing mix into a number of small piles placed evenly around the lawn