Lawn Top Dressing for Austin, TX
Lawn top dressing is like steroids for your lawn.
A. This is typical of the root structure found in many of our central Texas lawns that are growing in a depleted clay Chocolate Loam soil with low amounts of organic matter. There is microbial activity present but at very low levels.
B. This is typical of a root structure that would be found growing in amended soil with more organic matter present. Top dressing material contains a high level of organic humus matter which provides a food source for the beneficial microbes that occur naturally in the soil. The microbes and root network flourish together in a symbiotic relationship that creates a vastly enhanced root network. The enhanced roots can now reach further out into the soil to collect more water and nutrients. The microbes are also able to get into small particles of soil and extract water and nutrients that the roots could not get to otherwise.
Our material is custom made by Master Nurserymen Phil Gosh and his company Organics By Gosh. The mix only uses compost made the old school way using static piles that age and create the material over a period as long as a year. To read more about the benefits of using static piles to create superior compost check out the organicsbygosh.com section on the facts about compost.
The microbial activity in the material we use gives off heat as it is made in the composting process. The ideal temperature is about 180 F for production. Here you can see in the picture below that the material headed to a job is still a steamy 116 F. This is a clear indicator that the material is teaming with rich beneficial microbial activity. We take quality control of the product we use to a level you will not likely find else where.
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