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Lawn too high!

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by crc13, Apr 12, 2006.

  1. crc13

    crc13 LawnSite Member
    from 54313
    Messages: 43

    Last summer I replanted an area of my yard that I filled in with some dirt. I spread it around and put down some seed. I have really noticed that this area is a lot higher then everything else, my wife calls it the putting green. Is there anything I can do besides tilling it up and redoing it?
     
  2. crc13

    crc13 LawnSite Member
    from 54313
    Messages: 43

    Thanks for all the help!
     
  3. Splicer

    Splicer LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 992

    Till it or shave it off using a dozer (bobcat or tractor).
     
  4. K.Carothers

    K.Carothers LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,124

    Did you use different grass? What about fertilizer on that new grass? What about the soil?


    kc
     
  5. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 21,653

    Make a hole in the center and put a pole with a triangular white flag that has a black number from 1-18 in it.
     
  6. crc13

    crc13 LawnSite Member
    from 54313
    Messages: 43

    It is mostly clay soil, not very good. It is kentucky mixed with some other type of grass. Will rolling work?
     
  7. Badgerz

    Badgerz LawnSite Member
    Messages: 122

    If it's longer than the surrounding grass it should be called the rough. :)
     
  8. jeffinsgf

    jeffinsgf LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 641


    I think he's saying the land lays higher, not that the grass is growing better. Not sure though -- on the first read I thought he was talking about the grass growing better, too.

    Rolling might help, but with the amount of time that it has been done, I doubt it. If it was last summer, it has had plenty of time to settle -- unless you have had no rain at all. Depending on equipment available, I think reworking it is your only option. If it is a big area, I would suggest cutting the sod off before you start reworking the grade. Sod tilled into the soil makes a project like this much harder.
     

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