Building up lawn

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by pryker, Jun 30, 2004.

  1. pryker

    pryker LawnSite Member
    Messages: 56

    I had my driveway paved not too long ago and now need to build up the lawn to the height of the paved drive. Can I just dump fill dirt on top of the old grass and then lay sod? Do I really need to rototill the lawn first? The driveway is 300 feet long and tilling would be a pain.

    I have someone coming to "blow" a topsoil/compost mix but need to know if I need to till up the area first.


  2. Rtom45

    Rtom45 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 456

    By not incorporating the new soil into the existing soil, you risk creating a perched water table. You will also probably also have fungus and weed problems in the future. Just taking the time to mow very low and then scratching up the existing soil before adding more TOPSOIL will be a tremndous help.

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