Spring lawn TLC
It wasn’t that long ago that the must-do spring chore for the lawn lover was topdressing.
Today, topdressing is really just done to fix lumps and bumps.
But that’s not to say that giving your lawn a full topdress isn’t an option, as the results are well worth the effort.
If you do decide to topdress, feed the lawn about a week beforehand and only use a specialist mix, which is available in bags from your local landscape supplier.
This mix is generally made up of 70-80% very fine organic matter with river sand.
Apply only a light covering and don’t water in the mix until the new growth punches through, as a hard crust may form.
Leaf mould produces a wonderful end product that can be dug in to improve any soil, used as mulch or incorporated into potting mix.