Tips for Watering and Feeding Your Lawn

Keep your lawn healthy with these three top tips for maintaining your outdoor spaces year-round.

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3. Top-dressing

Applying top-dressing to your lawn improves the quality of the soil, levels out surface bumps and hollows, and fills the holes created by aeration. Ready-made mixes are available, but you can make your own using sand, loam, and organic matter at a ratio of 3:3:1. Top-dressing should be spread evenly across the lawn and then brushed into aeration holes using a broom. Ideally, you should top-dress your lawn annually in the fall.

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