A comprehensive range of machines classified as Top Dressers. There are models to suit all applications, from individual greens to the high work-rate performance demanded by busy contractors, whether the unit is self-propelled or trailed. The Redexim range is continually being updated and refined to make them versatile, efficient and to match the demands of today’s grounds professionals.
Charterhouse Turfcare Machinery has been at the forefront of professional turf maintenance development for over 40 years. Leading the way in turf care technology, Charterhouse has supplied machinery and equipment to sporting venues across the globe from world cup pitches to Olympic stadiums.
There are many reasons to top dress and of course these can depend on your own circumstances, soil make up and types of grass are just two. In general terms people are looking to stimulate new root and shoot growth giving an improved sward, and to cover seed allowing it to make contact with soil and providing insulation for the seed and maximising germination rates.
Applications of top dressings help to produce firm fast surfaces and also assist in the breaking down of any thatch. Firm fast greens will require regular top dressing to provide the necessary resilience.
Heavy applications of predominantly sandy materials on sports pitches can help to shape the camber of the surface and improve drainage. Suitable top dressings can be used to connect the surface with the drainage layers beneath by brushing them into Verti- Drain® holes. Existing soils can be improved and even exchanged by applications of suitable top dressings following a hollow coring programme.