top dressing

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top dressing

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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.
This maintenance consists of two top dressings per season and twice weekly mowing of the grass (which takes two men half-anhour).
After they cool, they are broken into different size “stones” for various horticulture products from growing mediums to soil aerators to fungus gnat control top dressings.