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Tree removal and stump removal.

Discussion in 'Homeowner Assistance Forum' started by The Rookie, Jan 30, 2007.

  1. The Rookie

    The Rookie LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 296

    I recently had a 100 year old tree cut down and the stump grinded out. This left a big hole in my lawn, not to mention a lot of sawdust. I removed most of the mulch and sawdust from the area by hand. I was wondering what I could do now to help the area grow grass, cool season turf type fescue or bluegrass, in the damaged area? What are the necessary actions to take to insure that I have pretty green grass by spring. How much will the ground settle, ect. All comments appreciated.
  2. Ric3077

    Ric3077 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,113

    I would make sure you got all the wood chips out of the hole like you said you did, but double check, you dont want termites...then fill it with good topsoil, mound it up a little so when it settles it will be flat...then come spring seed the area with 3 times the normal rate that you over seed with...make sure the seed gets raked into the soil, and keep it moist for 14 days and you should be good to go.
  3. The Rookie

    The Rookie LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 296

    Thank you for your advice. I am looking forward to making this tree a memory.

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