Putting sod in- how bout my soil?

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by Kevjenty, Sep 22, 2005.

  1. Kevjenty

    Kevjenty LawnSite Member
    Messages: 25

    Just put an inground pool in and planning on sodding the area beyond the fence. Sq ft? Not sure. Anyway- the topsoil is not real find but almost like "gravel size" clumps. Went over it today with a tractor/tiller. Still looks like "dirt gravel" Will this be ok to put sod over?
  2. drsogr

    drsogr LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,275

    You should be ok....water it heavily and roll it.
  3. Ground Master

    Ground Master LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 505

    It would be well worth the effort and expense to till in 4 to 5 yards (per 1000 square feet) of a quality compost/soil mix.
  4. sheshovel

    sheshovel LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,112

    Right,you have no topsoil,you should till in aged organic matter such as maure,compost,planting mix in large amounts and rake the area clean of debri and rocks.

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