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top dressing

a thin layer of loose gravel that covers the top of a road surface

top dressing

A layer, usually thin, of manure, humus, loam, etc., to improve soil conditions in planted areas.
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Mwaniki said the National Cereals and Produce Board depot in Maragua is issuing subsidised top dressing fertiliser at Sh1,300 a bag.
The orthogonal contrasts were arranged as follows: (1) control (without N) versus the other N application forms, (2) single N application at sowing versus single N application as top dressing, (3) 1/3 of N at sowing + 2/3 as top dressing versus 2/3 at sowing + 1/3 as top dressing, and (4) single N application at sowing and single N application as top dressing versus 1/3 at sowing + 2/3 as top dressing and 2/3 at sowing + 1/3 as top-dressing.
Best multiple Each-way double Top Dressing 3.40 Musselburgh Mr Big 3.50 Huntingdon Mr Big can be forgiven a poor effort over the cross-country course at Cheltenham last time and, if he can bounce back to the sort of form that saw him finish second in handicap company at Folkestone before that, he should be thereabouts here.
Top dressing at the end of summer with a mixture of sand, loam, and organic matter irons out the surface level, eliminating minor hollows where children have been playing.
Castings can be applied by top dressing individual plants and seedlings or by making a worm tea.
They'll add to the top dressing, and you need the worms to keep the soil open and aerated.
Instead of paying an $81/ton tipping fee to dispose of it, the city chipped it into mulch, ran it through a fine trommel screen, and used the resulting dirt-like material as a top dressing soil amendment on parks and ballfields.
Tuimur said the consignment will get into the country between May and June, and farmers will get top dressing fertiliser.
Add a top dressing of pea gravel to newly planted aquatic containers ?
Apply a top dressing of gravel or chippings around plants in the rock garden to suppress weeds and encourage free drainage..
3 Mulch all soft fruit bushes and canes with well-rotted animal manure and a light top dressing of a general, balanced fertiliser such as fish, blood and bone or Growmore.