help! when do i remove dirt pile from trench

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by 2 clowns mowing, Mar 28, 2007.

  1. 2 clowns mowing

    2 clowns mowing LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 566

    A buried electrical line and they left a dirt pile along a trench. When do i level it out and seed with grass? Too soon may create a dip in the lawn, so when do you level out dirt?
  2. Lugnut

    Lugnut LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 551

    I would do it anytime, just tamp it down every 6 inches or so when you backfill it, if you are really concerned about a depression, wet it down when you are tamping it and it will compact very well. Leave the top couple inches alone though because you do not want to compact the soil the grass will be growing in
  3. procut

    procut LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,852

    I have several jobs just like this going on right now. First thing we did was level it out last week. Packed it some, but left it mounded up a little, as to let it settle on its own. In about two weeks I am going to go back, till the top few inches, put the final grade on it and seed.

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