It is commonly known that lawns should be ‘Lawn Dressed’ during early Spring, but few people know or understand what the purpose of lawn dressing really is.
The main purpose of ‘Lawn Dressing’ is to incorporate organic goodness back into the soil.
Malanseuns Top Soil is the ideal product to use when lawn dressing your garden!
The application of Malanseuns Top Soil rejuvenates, initiates and invigorates new lawn growth. This results in an immediate and visible improvement in your lawn. More importantly however, the addition of Top Soil improves the soil structure and provides a basis for future microbial activity in the soil, ensuring it will perform better for the entire season.
How to ‘dress’ your lawn?
Prepare your lawn by mowing it short and scarify if possible. This allows the dry dead grass to be removed so the Top Soil can penetrate the soil more easily.
Always apply fertilizer to the dry lawn before applying lawn dressing. Plantland recommends Wonder Vitaliser 7:1:3+C, if you prefer an organic fertilizers Wonder Organic Lawn + Leaf+C is ideal. In lawns where caterpillar activity has been problematic, we recommend Wonder 4:1:1 with Karbaril – early control will have a huge impact on your lawn results! The fertilizer application can be broadcast by hand or with a spreader, always use the application rate indicated on the fertilizer bag.
Thereafter spread Malanseuns Top Soil over your lawn using the back of a rake. The thickness of the layer may vary, but the tips of the lawn should be visible. A 30dm3 bag covers ±3m2 depending on the type of lawn and the length of the grass.
Water thoroughly to dissolve the fertilizer and initiate lawn growth.
Continue watering regularly until the lawn is established.
If there are lots of existing weeds do not cut the lawn. Apply a suitable selective broadleaf herbicide allowing at least a week before mowing for the herbicide to act on the plant tissue.