In an existing lawn, a layer not to exceed ½ inch is preferred as this will not smother the existing grass plants. For a new installation of a lawn where soil grading is necessary, a full 1 inch of compost is desired to be pulverized into the soil.
Compost is the product of the controlled decomposition of organic matter that has been stabilized through the generation of heat and stabilized to the point that is beneficial to plant growth. Compost has the unique ability to improve the physical and biological characteristics of soils or growing media. Compost contains plant nutrients but it is …
Compost can be applied at any time of the year; we have top-dressed lawns in the spring, summer and fall. Typically compost topdressing is done in conjunction with a lawn aeration.