Aim

To work top dressing into a sport surface and remove dew off the grass plant.

How it’s used

A hand operated drag mat made of steel squares with a draw rope.

Timing of use

Any time of the year. The working in of top dressing is best done in dry conditions.

Effects of incorrect procedure

None.

Equipment needed

Hand operated steel mat with draw ropes.

Practical Tips

A drag mat will follow existing contours on a surface so will not level it. For top dressing, a straight edge is needed for levelling.