Originally Posted by foreplease
Topdressing has its place but I can't imagine it changing anything beneath the existing soil line. Chemical adjustments, possibly yes, and core aerating followed by topdressing may help with that.
I am uneducated about meals and glutens but from what I have read on the forums here their use does not pass the smell test with me. Same with molasses. Even if they were incredibly effective I do not believe it would change anything below the soil line.
So you don't believe that organics has any real value for CEC in the root zone, or the structure change for infiltration improvement???