DAKOTA Peat Application Rates

Golf course construction, root zone, golf course top dressing, greens and tees:

  • 90% sand | 10% DAKOTA Peat

Turf maintenance, top dressing:

  • 1/16 to1/8 inch layer spread on turf or lawn.
  • Water well. Repeat next year if needed.

Turf re-establishment problem spots:

  • 1/6 to 1/4 inch layer spread on turf or lawn.
  • Rake lightly. Water well. Repeat next year if needed.

Soil mixes, potting soil:

  • 1/3 DAKOTA Peat | 2/3 mulch, perlite or soil.

Soil conditioning:

  • 1 inch layer worked into soil.

Surface mulch:

  • 1/2 to 1 inch layer.

Seeding lawn:

  • Seed then spread 1/8 inch layer of DAKOTA Peat and rake into soil.

Planting trees:

  • 20% DAKOTA Peat | 80% soil mix and backfill the hole.

Garden vegetables and flowers:

  • 1/2 to 1 inch layer worked into soil before planting.
  • Sidedress plants with 1/4 inch layer.

Established plants and flowers:

  • Sidedress with DAKOTA Peat 1/4 to 1/2 inch layer.

Water conservation has reduced irrigation by up to 60% lawns:

  • 1/8 to 1/4 inch layer spread on lawn. Water well first time.

Flower beds:

  • Spread 1/4 inch layer after planting.


  • Remove 4 inches of soil out of dripline of tree.
  • Put 2 inches DAKOTA Peat in that area and cover with soil.
  • OR, Sidedress with 1 inch layer of DAKOTA Peat.

Approximate coverage:

  • 1 inch layer -- 30 square feet
  • 1/4 inch to 1/2 inch layer -- 60 to 120 square feet
  • 1/8 inch to 1/4 inch layer -- 120 to 240 square feet

Directions, uses and applications were determined by testing laboratories and professional
users. When used according to instruction, this product will perform effectively.

Note: The bag containing DAKOTA Peat is constructed of 5 ml plastic (heavier than industry
requirements) to help reduce breakage problems.