Top dressing a lawn is the process of adding a thin layer of material over your lawn. Typically 1/4″- 1/2″ of compost or other types of amendment is spread across the lawn with an applicator.
Verticutting also known as vertical mowing, removes thatch buildup in the lawn to allow your lawn to breathe more efficiently, better absorb nutrients and soak in moisture from rain and irrigation.
Thatch is a layer of dead stems and roots that form between grass and soil. When thatch gets too thick it acts like a sponge withholding valuable water, air and nutrients from your lawn. To avoid this common mistake, make sure thatch stays under 1/2″. On the contrary, a little thatch, perhaps 1/4″, is beneficial in the fact that it can cushion, protect and insulate the soil from the drying effects of wind and sun.
Rejuvenation pruning is the removal of old, overgrown limbs so that the plant can grow new, vigorous branches in their place. Plants that require rejuvenation can be hard prune or pruned gradually.