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growing fescue OVER concrete slab

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by ricsin1, May 6, 2010.

  1. ricsin1

    ricsin1 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 81

    I just had a bobcat come thru & level out a 50' x 7' unused plot of land in my backyard. there must've been a old driveway back there since i found a concrete slab... so about 15ft of the 50ft section is thick concrete.... the rest is dirt....

    i want to extend my fescue in the whole 50' x7' section but im concerned about that concrete slab.. I have two choices:
    1 ) get a jack hammer and dig up all that concrete then add a premium top soil then seed - OR -
    2) pour premium top soil OVER that concrete slab section then seed...

    the CHEAPER alternative would be to pour FEW INCHES OF TOP SOIL ON TOP of the concrete ... Would this work? if so HOW MANY INCHES of top soil would i need to put on top of that concrete section in order to get some good root depth.....
    Last edited: May 6, 2010
  2. kbrashears

    kbrashears LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 778

    Put up a basketball goal.

    If you put down dirt over that slab, grass will grow. Until it gets hot. Then you'll know exactly where the outlines of that slab are when the sun starts its baking period.
  3. ajslands

    ajslands LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,238

    Grass won't grow well over concrete, especially seed!
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  4. JB1

    JB1 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,904

    listen to this one for your answer.
  5. ajslands

    ajslands LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,238

    Go ret a skid ster and get the pallet forks and go under it and lift it up and it should start cracking and take it In piecies, next pile it in the street or in your driveway and when you're all done put it in tour truck or trailer and take it to the local dump...
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