top dressing


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top dressing

n.
1. A covering of loose gravel on a road.
2. A covering of fertilizer or compost spread on soil without being worked in.

top dressing

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topdressing

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1. (Agriculture) a surface application of manure or fertilizer to land
2. (Civil Engineering) a thin layer of loose gravel that covers the top of a road surface
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Noun1.top dressing - a layer of fertilizer or manure not plowed intop dressing - a layer of fertilizer or manure not plowed in
fecundation, fertilisation, fertilization, dressing - making fertile as by applying fertilizer or manure
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It was a cheap sort of top dressing in which I had entire faith.
Ambedkar, the main framer of India's constitution, warned in the 1950s that democracy in India was 'only a top dressing on an Indian soil, which is essentially undemocratic.
USGA TOPDRESSING SAND: Suitable for top dressing golf greens and sports fields.
The experiment was set in a randomized block design, in a 5 x 2 factorial scheme, which consisted of five combinations of split applications of N at sowing and/or as top dressing (0 and 0; 120 and 0; 0 and 120; 40 and 80; 80 and 40 kg [ha.
PRUNE spring-flowering shrubs over three years old as they finish flowering | SOW sweet peas directly into their flowering position | SPROUT maincrop potatoes and plant sprouted tubers of early varieties | SOW and plant out vegetables including beetroot, broad beans, carrots, celeriac, onions, peas, spinach and swedes | SOW seeds of tomatoes in a heated propagator or on a warm windowsill to grow outdoors when all danger of frost has passed | TIDY up ivy growing on walls, using shears | CLEAR remaining crops such as leek and celery, so the ground can be prepared for new ones | KEEP the kids amused by sowing some giant sunflowers with them, under glass or outdoors when conditions allow | GIVE roses a top dressing of fertiliser | THIN early sowings of lettuce
Add a top dressing of gravel or chippings to the rock garden to help drainage around plants.
Use shears to cut back clumps of mint to near-ground level and apply a top dressing of leaf mould or compost.
Apply a top dressing of gravel or chippings around rockery plants to help drainage and suppress weeds ?
Apply a top dressing of gravel or chippings around plants in the rockery to help drainage and suppress weeds.
Instead, try mulching them as they are an ideal top dressing for your borders.
n Improve lawn surface drainage by scarifying, spiking and top dressing.
If the soil is strongly acid (below pH 5), apply a top dressing of calcium carbonate (ground chalk or ground limestone) during winter at the rate of two ounces per square yard on light sandy soils and four ounces on heavy soils.