Posted: 22/12/2015 at 20:32
Dave, my point is that no matter how much firming and levelling is done over the winter the lawn level will change as manure rots down. This from personal experience. If manure is rotovated in early spring the problem would be even more noticeable. For me soil level and firmness is the most important aspect to a good lawn.
if the manure had been applied 12 months ago ....and I would trench it in......then yes the ground would have time to properly stabilise.
n.b. any work on the soil would only be done when it is dry and workable.....there will be such times over winter