Top dressing + mowing
For those in a rush -
If I top dress the lawn how/can I avoid splattering soil everywhere when I mow it?
Bit more info -
Decided to make some kind of effort with the front garden. Just a "lawn" + flower bed with a tree in it. The lawn has a good smattering of weeds in it (mainly dandylions, some moss, a bit of weird big grass, and some tendril-y thing). It's had it's first cut of the year over the weekend and I plan on putting weed+feed on it this week, weather permitting, raking the dead stuff out and putting some new seed on it.
I've read that now is a good time to top dress the grass. I hadn't heard of it before, seems to involve forking the grass over, then spreading a mix of sand/compost on it. Just a bit worried about mowing it afterwards (especially with the reseeding). How long do you leave it before mowing? I don't want to launch garden everywhere, but I don't fancy leaving it to grow knee deep either!
Any advice gratefully received!