Old 04-05-2013, 09:17 AM
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Question about ow spots

I have a job where there are a number of low spots throughout the lawn. I was thinking about using a sod cutter to remove the top layer of the low spots, adding and leveling premium top soil, tamper, and relay sod. Maybe suppliment with some new seed. Does this sound like it would work? Another question, I am thinking I should wait until the grass starts to green up so it does not stress it. Any help would be great. Thanks ad god bless!
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Old 04-05-2013, 09:22 AM
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Why not just fill the low spots with soil and re-seed?

Sounds like too much work with the sod cutter.

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Old 04-05-2013, 10:25 AM
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I would work-in the new dirt with the old and soak it down... 'tamping',,, lawn soil is as bad as, any other type of compaction...
Now that I know that clay's texture(platelets) has nothing to do with water infiltration, percolation, or drainage
,,, I wonder what does...
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Old 04-05-2013, 11:16 AM
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Your idea should work OK. In fact you don't need a sod cutter if the spots are not large. Cut the edges of the spot; get a strong grip on the sod and rip it off the ground. Undercut as needed. Fill. Roll it back. Tamp or wet to prevent settling, or both. Now is a good time, as you avoid the hot weather that may arrive soon. Use a board or long level to get the grade perfect. Avoid doing this twice. Add soil plus new sod if its quicker.
You may need a hand operated sod cutting tool. Only $80.

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