A spring top-dressing of nitrate of soda is usually helpful.
For pastures or meadows air-slaked lime is used as a top-dressing.
Of course it was applied as a top-dressing, mixed, however, with plaster.
If there was any top-dressing he particularly fancied, he should have it.
Many prefer to use a top-dressing of manure, regardless of conditions.
Some apply them extensively ...