Austin has it all— except ideal soil for lawns.
The solution? Top dressing turf with compost. Whether done for new or established lawns, this method can help grass thrive in six key ways during the mild days of spring.
Adds soil nutrients
Compost– such as our Triple Power Compost – is rich in macro- and micronutrients that get released slowly as the organic matter present in the soil mix decays. Because compost nutrients are not highly soluble, they stay in the soil during rainstorms.
Improves organic matter levels
Top dressing with compost helps soil by adding life-giving organic matter, regardless of whether it’s applied before or after grass planting. This is important in areas where removing turf could lead to erosion.
Enhances soil structure
Adding compost topdressing to soil with significant clay content reduces surface crusting as well as compaction issues, which leads to better drainage.
Compost top dressing increases the ability of soil to hold water and reduces your water will. It helps fill the aquifer by allowing for greater infiltration of water into soil, even if it has not been aerated. This results in fewer problems with runoff, as might occur after a spring rain event.
Increases microbial activity
Because they play a crucial role in inhibiting plant pathogens and suppressing turf diseases, the microorganisms in compost help lawns thrive. Over time, repeated compost topdressing applications can reduce — or even eliminate — the need for chemical pesticides.
Compost top dressing benefits grass health. And healthier, denser grass has a far better ability to win out over weed invasions, which means less maintenance work for you
Austin is a special place with unique environmental needs. At Organics “By Gosh”, we believe in natural, all-local zero-waste solutions – like compost top dressing – to enhance the Central Texas landscape. And that’s an earth-friendly investment worth the effort, “by gosh!”