Soil3 Compost-Topdressing as a Fertilizer Application

Topdressing with Soil³ compost provides enough nutrition to count as one fertilizer application.

For best results, we recommend you topdress with Soil³ at the same time you aerate because aerating helps the nutritious compost get down into the root zone. 

Soil3 topdress on bermuda after 2 months GreenvilleSC

What a difference! This customer used Soil³ compost to topdress his Bermuda lawn two months before snapping this picture. You can see the neighbor's light green lawn in the background that was not topdressed with Soil³ compost.

Keep these tips in mind as you plan to topdress your lawn with Soil³:

  • When? Spring and summer are the seasons to aerate and compost-topdress your warm season lawn (Bermuda, Centipede, Zoysia, St. Augustine) with Soil³. Don't aerate and compost-topdress a warm season lawn in the fall or winter.
  • Spring is not the time to compost-topdress Tall Fescue; it's topdressed in the fall.
  • Organic Lawn Care: Soil³ compost is an OMRI Listed product labeled for use for certified organic gardening and is safe for your family, pets, and the environment.
  • Fertilizer: Topdressing with Soil³ counts as 1 fertilizer application for the year.
  • Disease Suppression: Studies show that because compost introduces beneficial microorganisms into the soil, topdressing with compost reduces disease outbreaks in lawns.
  • Boost the Soil for a Healthy Lawn: Aeration boosts soil quality by allowing oxygen, water, and compost to permeate the root zone. Soil³ compost boosts soil quality by adding organic matter to improve soil structure and improve the water holding capacity (organic matter improves drainage in clay soils and helps slow down drainage in sandy soils).
  • For best results aerate with a core aerator at the same time you topdress with Soil³ compost.
  • Compost-Topdressing Rate: Topdress at the rate of 1 cubic yard BigYellowBag of Soil³ compost per 1,000 square feet.
  • Learn More About the Benefits of Compost-topdressing: Topdressing Existing Sod with Soil³.
  • Learn How-to Compost-topdress in this Video: Topdressing Lawns With Soil³


We have compost spreaders available to rent at most Super-Sod stores.