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 as a top-dressing for grass lands.
In the spring a top-dressing of rich manure and soot should be given.
It is usually best to pull out the weeds and give the border a top-dressing each fall of well rotted manure.
Top-dressing the area every fall with manure will tend to make the ground rich enough to afford a very heavy summer growth.
A top-dressing of manure is good, affording excellent physical condition of the surface for starting the plants.