Tree removed

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by RJHLandscaping, Sep 30, 2004.

  1. RJHLandscaping

    RJHLandscaping LawnSite Member
    Posts: 12

    I have a client who just had a large Oak removed. They did a good job grinding the stump but there is a mound now. These folks want a nice soft grassy yard for the kids to play in and they asked rob to make it. I went to look at it and found a feew rough spots. I was thinking of a top dressing of about two inches for alot of the smotther spots, but I am concerned about what all the saw dust will do. Leave it in as organics? Haul it away to make an even grade? Or hide it with the top dressing?
  2. Rtom45

    Rtom45 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 456

    Haul it away. It will only cause you problems later on if you leave it.
  3. impactlandscaping

    impactlandscaping LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,332

    Like tom said, get rid of it. It will suck the nitrogen from the soil as it decomposes, and will also settle more than the surrounding soil. Clean it out really well and add new dirt. Don't forget to check for pH before you seed if there was little to no grass growing there before. The client wants a flat yard, this is your only chance to do it, so do it right the first time, and charge accordingly for all the prep work and hauling, etc..Good luck :D

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