Originally Posted by BostonBull
will be doing CT 4x this summer in addition.
Anyway top dressing is doing nothing. Whatever you put down just stays on the surface. You want to improve the soil by adding OM you need to get that OM and the soil to mix together.
I would aerate first then put down the organic material. Some of the OM will fall into the core plug holes. As the soil gets aerated and OM put down every year the soil will get the OM mixed into it.