sod over ground stump?

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by teejet, Jun 28, 2006.

  1. teejet

    teejet LawnSite Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 233

    The stump was ground 1 month ago. It was 3-4 ft. diameter maple. IT was ground deap with a very large stump grinder. How should i go about seed or sodding the area.
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  2. muddstopper

    muddstopper LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,341

    Remove every bid of the stump chips and replace with good topsoil first then seed or sod as you normally would
     
  3. syzer

    syzer LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,266

    Ditto that!
     
  4. WPLE

    WPLE LawnSite Member
    Messages: 152

    Hope they ground as much as they could cause it will rot a couple years down the road and begin to settle. I know stumpgrinders can't get everything but it just makes for more in and couple years. Do as the others have said.
     
  5. lawnspecialties

    lawnspecialties LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,515

    Also remember, the decomposing of the leftovers will absorb a lot of the nitrogen in the soil. Once the sod is well established, keep the fertilizer handy. :)
     
  6. Dirty Water

    Dirty Water LawnSite Fanatic
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    They will also create a "fairy ring".

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  7. syzer

    syzer LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,266

    What causes the fairy ring like that?
     
  8. dcgreenspro

    dcgreenspro LawnSite Senior Member
    from PA
    Messages: 688

    soil born disease. We used to aerify the crap out of areas like this on the golf course and while the ground was still open we would apply promate soaker (wetting agent). Ya really don't want to spend the money for chemical control, it's pretty costly and until recently mostly ineffective.
     
  9. Dirty Water

    Dirty Water LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,794

    Its from the nitrogen released from a buried rotten stump feeding soil fungus.
     
  10. syzer

    syzer LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,266

    Cool, thanks!
     

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