Top dressing

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by lungs414, May 18, 2011.

  1. lungs414

    lungs414 LawnSite Member
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    Can someone explain the process of topdressing? As an example my lawn is about 14K sq./ft. How is the need for topdressing determined? Is it by soil sample? and what exactly is in it, how much is needed any photos of it after it has been applied?
    Thanks
    Rich
     
  2. nightshutter

    nightshutter LawnSite Senior Member
    from UT
    Posts: 513

    Put compost in spreader and go! if you wanted to do a 1/4 inch you would need about 10 yards. Do a soil test to see what else your yard might need.

    There are many different types of compost.
     
  3. nightshutter

    nightshutter LawnSite Senior Member
    from UT
    Posts: 513

    oh i see your in riverhead? I grew up in medford. My old man has a company in medford
     
  4. lungs414

    lungs414 LawnSite Member
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    What kind of company?
    Can it be topdressed now or is there a better time to do it?
     
    Last edited: May 18, 2011
  5. nightshutter

    nightshutter LawnSite Senior Member
    from UT
    Posts: 513

    Landscape company. You can do it now. I wouldn't put down more than 1/4-1/3 at a time. Some people do it 5 times a year. Depends on condition of lawn
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  6. Merkava_4

    Merkava_4 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I didn't know you could put compost in a spreader. Is there any type of compost that works best with a spreader?
     
  7. White Gardens

    White Gardens LawnSite Fanatic
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    Really Dry. He might be talking about specifically a top dressing spreader.
     
  8. nightshutter

    nightshutter LawnSite Senior Member
    from UT
    Posts: 513

    Spyker makes a good one. Depending on what spreader you have you can make the hole bigger. Only works well with one big opening.
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  9. Merkava_4

    Merkava_4 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    White Gardens
    nightshutter

    Thanks for the information. :)
     

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