View Full Version : Top-dressing for damaged lawns?????

Five Diamond Lawns
05-08-2004, 11:48 AM
I'm being asked to top-dress a lot of lawns right now that are damaged 1/4 dead. I am in most cases thatching, aerating, top-dressing and seeding. My question is what to use for my top-dressing.

I have available to me:

A product called GroCo (suppose to be a good compost type material ) I've put it on good lawns with good results except it's to hot for seed.

A GroCo / Top soil mix
A straight top soil

Cost on all three is about $16.00 a yard. I charge $45 a yard to spread it alone????

05-08-2004, 10:59 PM
Five Diamond Lawns, I responded about the spreader. As far as what to use as a top dressing, I use composted cow manure, which has sat for a year, that way there is no heat to it, I get very good results. Also, I use top soil mixes with the composted cow manure that is mixed. The brand that you mention about, I have never heard of GroCo. You can use straight top soil, but I perfer compost or composted cow. Hopes this helps you.