Top dressing a lawn is the process of adding a thin layer of material over the lawn. Typically 1/4 inch - 1/2 inch of compost or other types of amendmendments is spread across the lawn with a ECOLAWN Applicator.
Verticutting or vertical mowing, removes thatch buildup in the lawn to allow your lawn to breathe more efficiently, better absorb nutrients and soak in much-needed moisture from rain events and irrigation events.
Thatch is a layer of dead stems and roots that forms between the grass and the soil. Too much thatch is considered to be over half an inch. It makes the lawn feel "spongy" underfoot. As well as feeling like a spongy can also act like a sponge withholding valuable water, air and nutrients needed by the roots of your lawn. Conversely a little thatch, perhaps 1/4 of an inch is beneficial. It is not sufficient to hold valuable nutrients away from the soil and grassroots, but it is enough to cushion and protect valuable crowns of the grass plant and insulate the soil from the drying effects of wind and sun.
Rejuvenation pruning is the removal of old, overgrown limbs so that the plant can grow new, vigorous branches in their place. Plants require rejuvenation can be hard prune or pruned gradually.