Jonathan Green’s Top Dress™ Seedling Cover and Growth Accelerator

Product Description

Jonathan Green’s Top Dress™ Seedling Cover and Growth Accelerator protects new grass seedlings by preventing washouts and erosion of the seedbed while simultaneously concealing the seed from birds. Good seed to soil contact and consistent moisture are required to get new turfgrass seedlings off to a proper start.

Biodegradable green mulch swells to encase the seed in a warm moist blanket. Once the new grass plants are rooted, the mulch biodegrades and disappears into the soil so there is no need for removal. Mow the new lawn when the turfgrass grows three inches tall. Germination time for this seed depends on the seed mixture planted.

Contains: 100% Recycled Paper (Cellulose Fiber), Corn Fiber, Green Dye,100% Recycled Paper, and Fertilizer (including 1% controlled release Nitrogen)

Coverage & Pricing:

15 lb Bag - $21.98 - Overseeding - Seeds up to 250 sq. ft. -- New Lawns - Seeds up to 200 sq. ft.

45 lb Bag - $49.98 - Overseeding - Seeds up to 750 sq. ft. -- New Lawns - Seeds up to 600 sq. ft.

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For the best results, follow the directions below for establishing a new lawn or overseeding an existing one.


Spread – Spread grass seed over the planting area you want to newly seed or reseed. Refer to the back of the grass seed bag on how to apply.


Protect – Wear gloves to spread Top Dress by hand or use a lawn spreader set to the largest opening.

Rake – Rake the Top Dress mulch evenly over the seeded area.  Some soil and grass seed should be visible through the mulch.

Apply – Apply Top Dress only on lawns and gardens and sweep up any product that lands on the sidewalk or driveway to avoid staining.

Maintain: Water – Water the area gently until puddling occurs but do not overwater.  Keep the top 1 inch of soil moist by watering daily for the first 14 days or until the new grass growth appears.  Reduce watering to twice a week.  Top Dress mulch will absorb the water and expand to cover the grass seed.  Do not remove Top Dress, it will biodegrade naturally.

Mow – Mow the new grass once it is 3 inches tall.  Never scalp the grass by removing more than half the grass blade while mowing.  This stresses the grass which results in thinning and bare spots.


Recommended Months to Apply:

March through mid-June

August through October

Water Requirements: Keep irrigated for 2 weeks or until the seed is established.

Germination Time: Depends on the seed mixture planted