A nice and thick lawn requires healthy soil as its base, but it’s difficult to make changes to the soil. If done properly, the technique of top-dressing, or adding a thin layer of soil over your lawn, can improve the soil without killing the existing turf. Top-dressing addresses some common lawn problems, including:
Low spots due to rotting tree roots, settling after underground pipe or cable installation, or erosion.
Uneven terrain caused by winter freezing and thawing, water runoff, tunneling critters, or general soil settling over time.
Compacted soil in high-traffic areas or low-lying places where water pools.
Bare spots from variations in soil texture and nutrients, heat, drought, or other environmental damage.
Depletion of nutrients due to leaching, neglect, or repeated use of chemical fertilizers.