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Top-dressing your lawn

What you need:
  • Fertilizer spreader
  • Square headed shovel
  • Rake
  • Top dressing mix
Occasionally applying a thin layer of top-dressing to your lawn keeps it looking its best. This is especially useful after aerating your lawn because the top-dressing mix fills in the holes that are left in the process. ItŐs best to spread top-dressing when your lawn is dry. A mix of 2 parts sand, 1 part sieved soil, 1 part compost, and 1 part blood meal works great. If you need to cover a large area with the top-dressing mix, use a spreader. Cover your lawn with no more than 1Ú4Ó of top-dressing at one time.

On smaller areas the top-dressing mix can be spread using a shovel.

Once you are satisfied with the amount of top-dressing you have applied, use the back of a rake to work in the mix. Then water your lawn to help settle the mix.

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