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  • Topdressing

  • Top Spray’s NutriLoam is a formulated mix of high quality organics, which improves the physical, chemical, and biological characteristics of soil. This enhances turf quality, vigor and improves its resistance to stress and disease.

    Topdressing works best when applied annually in the spring, however fall applications are also recommended to repair the damaging effects of heat, sun, and the drought of summers. NutriLoam promotes a lush and green lawn as well as maintains a healthy, chemical-free environment.

    Grass seed can be added to this process for extra growth and to assist in choking out weeds. 

    Topdressing Care

    • The most important thing you can do after application to ensure that the lawn receives enough water.
    • Keep the lawn moist for the first two-three weeks. You don’t need a lot of water – about 15 minutes with an average sprinkler each day will work. You want to keep the first 1/2 inch (few centimeters) moist.
    • Watering in the early morning or the evening works best because more water will infiltrate the soil layer into the roots, and less water is lost due to evaporation from the warm dry wind and sun.
    • Use a fine spray so as not to disturb the seedbed.
    • Once the grass has grown up to 3-4 inches (8-10 cm), you can begin cutting it. This should be after about 4 weeks of growth.
    • If you need to apply weed control wait until at least 6 weeks after seeding.
    • If you have a few patches that are not as thick as the rest, they may not have received enough seed. Don’t be afraid to overseed these areas. The longer they stay bare, the more likely that weeds will encroach onto your lawn.
    • Patchy areas should use NutriLoam as your soil base for the grass seed. NutriLoam is used as an amendment to lawn as it acts like sponge to hold water and provide nutrients to existing lawns.

    Watering Tips

    • Most lawns require a minimum of 1 inch (2.5 cm) of water per week during the summer.
    • In dry conditions, water heavily once a week as opposed to a daily sprinkling (daily sprinkling encourages shallow roots, which will increase the chance of burn during hot spells)
    • Try to wet the entire root zone.
    • Use a rain gauge or aluminum pie plate to measure if the correct amount of water is being applied.

    Mowing Tips

    • Ensure mower blade is sharp to prevent frayed appearance.
    • Mow to 2 to 3 inches (5 to 7.5 cm) in spring and fall.
    • Raise mower another 1/2 inch (1 cm) during hot weather to improve drought resistance.
    • Never remove more than 1/3rd of the grass blade at one mowing.
    • Change direction of the cut each time to keep coarse grasses under control and ensure an even surface.

    Manual Overseeding Instructions

    1. Calibrate broadcast spreader to 1/2 the rate required to cover lawn (1.6kg per 100sqm)
    2. Spread evenly over lawn in one direction, in an up and down pattern.
    3. Complete this up and down pattern.
    4. Once complete, change direction and overseed side to side, crossing the up and down pattern.
    5. Do not apply more than 3.2kg per 100sqm at one time.
    6. Rake into grass and water vigorously.
    7. For best results aerate your lawn prior to topdressing.