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QUICK & EASY STEPS...
  1. Mow
  2. Apply Compost
  3. Rake Compost
  4. Water Thoroughly
PROFESSIONAL STEPS...
  1. Mow
  2. Flag Sprinkler Heads
  3. Aerate or De-thatch
  4. Apply Compost
  5. Rake Compost
  6. Water Thoroughly
CUBIC YARDS

LAWN TOP DRESSING
Give your lawn the boost it needs to maintain a lush green look through out the year by top dressing with Harvest Blend Compost.
Quick & Easy Application
  1. For best results, mow the turf short, approximately 1½ inch.
  2. Apply 1/4 inch to 1/2 inch of Harvest Blend Compost over existing turf (0.80 to 1.60 cubic yards per 1000 sq. ft.)
  3. Work compost into turf with a rake. You can use the back of a wide 'Landscaper's' rake to spread the mix and 'brush' it into the grasses of the lawn. A good stiff broom will also do the trick. Make sure that the compost does not smother the grass. The grass should be showing through the Compost top dressing. The compost will replenish organic material in the soil with the result that the soil does a better job of holding moisture and nutrients for use by the grass. Compost is naturally full of air channels, so it does not block the air and moisture from traveling into the soil.
  4. Water thoroughly after application.
  
Professional Application
  1. For best results, mow the turf short, approximately 1½ inch.
  2. Flag all sprinkler heads and valve covers to avoid any damage during aerating process.
  3. Aerate the area before top dressing using a commercial aerator or dethatching machine from a local rental store. This opens up the compacted soil to allow oxygen and water to penetrate. After aerating the turf the lawn should look like it is covered with cigar butts. (Do not worry, they will disintegrate and disappear within a few weeks.)
  4. Apply 1/4 inch to 1/2 inch of Harvest Blend Compost over existing turf ( 0.80 to 1.60 cubic yards per 1000 sq. ft.)
  5. Work compost into holes and turf with a rake or drag unit. Use the back of a wide landscaper's rake to spread the mix and brush it into the grasses of the lawn. A good stiff broom will also do the trick. Make sure that the compost does not smother the grass. The grass should be showing through the compost top dressing. The compost falls into the aeration holes to replenish organic material in the root zone. The soil will now do a better job of holding moisture and nutrients for use by the grass.
  6. Water thoroughly after application.