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Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by buysell, Apr 27, 2010.

  1. buysell

    buysell LawnSite Member
    from nj
    Messages: 111

    I have a section of weeds 25x40....can topsoil be put over the area after all weeds are killed and plant seed?...or must it be tilled

    thank you
  2. JB1

    JB1 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,903

    IT would be best if it was tilled.
  3. Think Green

    Think Green LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,746

    It is always best to till in topsoil. I would like to ask if this area is flat or is it on a slope?
    I am a advocate of saying-" Don't create a bigger problem by tilling!" If mother nature left it this way, then leave it and topdress it. On flat ground, you can roto till the area. If on a slope, do you want to create erosion?? You can give yourself a bigger headache to deal with other than seeds coming up!
  4. phasthound

    phasthound LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,998

    Now that's a good answer! Another solution might be to core aerate and topdress with compost.
  5. 93Chevy

    93Chevy LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 37,804

    I'm a big advocate of tilling in most situations. However, Think Green summed it up nicely. Sorry to have another useless comment :p
  6. buysell

    buysell LawnSite Member
    from nj
    Messages: 111

    thanks to all for the comments....the area is on a bit of a slope ...from left to right going like to keep it like that due to surface water runoff...its at the corner of the property...i believe ill top dress and not till based on educated comments here

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