Here we are in November. Your lawn's been through a lot and you want to help it out as much as possible. The foundation of a good, healthy lawn is good, healthy soil. Build and balance your soil, build a healthy lawn. One way to help balance and increase the health of your soil is top-dressing. What is that? Generally speaking, top-dressing is a mixture of goodness for your soil, typically some blend of sand, peat, loam, compost, etc. What you need in the blend depends on your soil's specific needs. Top-dressing (the verb) is to put down a thin layer of that mixture over your lawn. This helps develop your soil and can help even out those lumpy areas in your lawn. Top-dressing is a great way to get your lawn in better shape. Learn more about how to top-dress in this episode of Eco Lawn Science.
Roots, roots, roots. Want a great lawn and healthy, resilient plants? You need to get those roots growing. We've had Doug Dickie of Carbon One on the show before, and he's a plant knowledge power house. Today, Doug discusses how to push root growth right now, in the fall. He knows his science, and while he talks about the process of root growth, complete with a discussion of hydrogen ions, respiration, and energy storage, we promise you won't get lost. You will, however, come away with a better understanding of growing strong plants. It's Doug Dickie on pushing fall root growth on this episode of Eco Lawn Science.