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Old 05-29-2013, 07:16 AM
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Top dressing 101

I plugged my lawn with chunks of cut up sod last year. Things have filled in very nice. My problem is that it isn't very level. Some of the sod was planted into the ground while others were right on top.

I don't have any equipment and would need to spread by hand and then drag.

Can someone give the steps on how to do this? Mowing prep, type of mix etc.
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Old 05-29-2013, 08:30 AM
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Just rake in a good topsoil to level between the divets,,, being careful not to suffocate the existing blades of grass...
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Old 06-02-2013, 12:51 AM
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Compost topdressing - I wish I had a market for it, it is like MAGIC to lawns.
If the service weren't so darn labor intensive.......
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Old 06-02-2013, 03:29 AM
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Compost won't last long as a leveller between chunks of grass...

But I agree, there is a lot of magic to the turf, in compost...

It is not really labor intensive if used in small amounts... I only take it to the site by the pailful when overseeding or spiffing up sluggish areas, so it doesn't have to be by the truckload ALL the time...
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Old 06-02-2013, 01:27 PM
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There was a good discussion of the topic in this thread. Gulfjoe even posted pics of his process.

http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.php?t=404975
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