A common issue with new sod and existing lawns is unlevel areas. This occurs for a variety of reasons. With new sod, there can be unlevel areas at the seams where the sod rolls meet. Foot, lawnmower, bike and other traffic can create low spots in your lawn, impacting its appearance and health. Sod dressing, also called top dressing, can level your lawn or yard to improve its health. At Green Landscape Supply, we offer sod dressing for all types of grass at our locations in Norcross and Buford.
Top or sod dressing can be different, depending on the type of sod or grass you are leveling. Our sod dressing mixture at Green Landscape Supply is designed for zoysia and Bermuda grass, which are very popular in Georgia. We blend sand, Nutra mulch and other components to offer a beneficial mixture to fill in divots in the sod while adding nutrients to the soil. For other types of grass sand alone is used, while fescue should use a top dressing of our Nutra mulch (which contains peanut hulls). Our experienced landscaping experts can help you choose the right sod dressing for your lawn.
Applying Top Dressing to Your Lawn
Applying top or sod dressing to your yard can increase the nutrients in the soil for a better pH balance and level out low spots. Before you apply the sod dressing, your lawn should be scalped, then the low spots filled with sod dressing. After several weeks, you can scalp the lawn again and add sod dressing to the entire lawn, raking to ensure it is level. Zoysia and Bermuda grasses do well with this method. Talk to our lawn experts about the best way to apply sod dressing to your particular grass or sod.
If you have low spots in your lawn, sod dressing can help enhance the health and appearance of your grass. Come to Green Landscape Supply and talk to our landscape team to discuss the best top or sod dressing for your lawn. Stop by our Norcross or Buford locations to checkout all our landscape supplies.