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tr.v. top-dressed, top-dress·ing, top-dress·es
1. To cover (a road surface) with loose material that is not worked in.
2. To apply top dressing to (soil or plants).
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In order to accumulate the necessary amount of fine sea-sand, he ordered the steward to prepare for an elaborate system of top-dressing all the grounds.
It is important to top-dress after 25-30 days of sowing and do the final top dressing after 20-25 days of first top-dressing.It should be noted that the emergence of plants, comes with weeds that compete with maize for nutrients.
(2013), application of nitrogen at sowing supplies the requirements of common bean plants cultivated in irrigated systems in the winter and, thus, reduces the need for top-dressing nitrogen fertilization.
Plants will benefit from an annual top-dressing of nutrientrich organic mulch.
Top-dressing N fertilizations started 30 days after transplanting (DAT) and the treatments were applied at 14-day intervals.
Top-dressing using a mixture of loam, sand and organic matter helps to keep a lawn in good heart for most seasons by maintaining a level surface and improving surface fertility and the density of the turf.
After pruning apply a top-dressing of a balanced slow-release fertiliser such as blood, fish and bone around the base of the plant, ensuring that none touches the leaves or stems.
Top-dressing. After the lawn has been aerated, apply a top-dressing to improve the surface texture and the health of the soil beneath.
YOU can make your own top-dressing using medium-fine sand with peat-substitute and top soil, passing it all through a 5mm sieve.
You can buy proprietary top-dressing but it's just as easy to make your own with equal parts of sieved garden soil, peat and gritty sand.
Under conditions of good soil fertility, the application of N as top-dressing must be performed, preferentially, in the stage of four true leaves, improving N use efficiency during the vegetative and reproductive stages (Chavarria et al., 2011; Malmir et al., 2013).