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what is top-dressing for?



LawnSite Senior Member
Brookings, OR
do you put it over the seed after its spread or before. and what the best way to over seed a lawn, so the birds dont eat it?


LawnSite Senior Member
Thomaston, CT
Has anyone ever had a problem with the birds eating seeds, Ive heard about it , but never seeen it?


LawnSite Senior Member
Topdressing is a common term used for material you spread over turf. It can be anything from dirt, sand to manure or compost. You can use it for hudreds of reasons. Most common are for filling in a rough lawn to changing the top soil makeup. It is a common practice on golf courses and just getting a good start on home lawns.

I would suggest you study up a bit on it before you attempt it.