Provide Natural Nutrients to Your Lawn by Topdressing with Compost
Using Soil³ Organic Compost to topdress your lawn adds beneficial microorganisms and much needed nutrients to your turf. Aerating before topdressing helps these nutrients reach the root zone and strengthen the root system.
Soil3 is OMRI Listed so you know your practicing safe stewardship of your prized lawn.
The 4 step process is simple!
- Use a core aerator to aerate your lawn. We have complete written intructions on our Super-Sod website, check out: How to Aerate Your Lawn.
- Spread Soil³ using a shovel or compost spreader to 1/4 to 1/2" thick.
- Rake it into the root zone (so that the compost doesn't remain on top of the grass).
- Turn on the sprinkler to water it in. Watering will move any remaining Soil3 into the root zone.
Not sure how much soil you need for your project? Use our easy compost calculator!
This lawn has been topdressed with Soil. It looks perfect doesn't it?
Watch this video teaching you how to topdressing your lawn with Soil3 organic compost.
How Much Soil³ to Use
- 1 cubic yard of Soil3 will cover 1,000 square feet.
- Not sure how much you need for your lawn or garden project? Calculate it!
Timing is Everything:
- Aerate with a core aerator & topdress with Soil³ yearly
- Warm-season grasses (Zoysia, Bermuda, Centipede, St. Augustine) should be done in the spring, just before, after, or during greenup
- Fescue (a cool-season grass) should be done in the autumn
- Aerate only established lawns; never aerate freshly-laid sod because the aerator will tear it up!
- Read about the benefits of Topdressing Existing Sod with Soil³
On the left there is no Soil³; the greener half on the right was topdressed with Soil³. This was a test. Feel free to try it at home!
Rent a Compost Spreader
We have compost spreaders available to rent or purchase. The picture in the header shows our manual spreader and what a nice layer of Soil³ it spreads.