Low spots, not enough soil?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by alpine692003, Mar 25, 2004.

  1. alpine692003

    alpine692003 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,502

    Question guys,

    I have this one customer, when it rains, her little patch of grass between 2 garden beds are soaking wet, muddy.

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    This part gets muddy and all wet when it rains, she has a little patch in the rear when you open the gate similiar thing happens.

    I was wondering, what would you guys suggest how to fix it? I suggested to her;

    I bring in 1 yard of topsoil, dump it on the spot (I think its low or not level, or not enough soil??.) I spread the topsoil over the low spot, metal rake it and even it out, then apply grass seed.

    I was thinking about doing this method to the 2 patches and she has some low spots in the rear yard as well; so I will be adding topsoil to the lowspots, level it with ametal rake and then apply grass seed and put burlap over the patches where I applied grass seed..

    What do you guys think?
  2. locutus

    locutus LawnSite Bronze Member
    from NC
    Messages: 1,266

    Listen, you need to make sure that by filling in area's that you think are low that you dont create a problem somewhere else. I.E. you push the water somewhere else on the property.

    French drain or underdrain perforated pipe might be a better solution, given the problem isn't that the lawn isn't graded correctly.
  3. alpine692003

    alpine692003 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,502

    I'll post some pictures tmrw and see what you guys say..

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