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how much topsoil

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by Harleyman, Apr 17, 2003.

  1. Harleyman

    Harleyman LawnSite Member
    from NY
    Posts: 41

    How much topsoil would you put on a new lawn that sits on bank run gravel. I am figuring 3" total depth. I know someone may com3e in at 2" or less but i think 3" is better for moisture. This ground will not hold any moisture with so much bank run below. What do you think? I told them they should tear down the house and make a pit at the place.
  2. mike9497

    mike9497 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 954

    why don't you tell us the area L x W then maybe we can help you out
  3. KenH

    KenH LawnSite Bronze Member
    from CT
    Posts: 1,622

    Whats the depth of the gravel bed???
  4. Harleyman

    Harleyman LawnSite Member
    from NY
    Posts: 41

    i am just figuring total depth at this point. i am not sure if 3" is enough. The whole septic systed is sitting in bankrun. All the gravel came from an addition so i would prusume at least 8' deep or even more because the main highway sits at least 20' below house.
  5. jsaunders

    jsaunders LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,781

    6'' recomended for good grass- water retaining

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