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Someone please help me

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Pro-turf lawn, Jul 13, 2012.

  1. Pro-turf lawn

    Pro-turf lawn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 70

    So my best customer had new field lines installed for his septic system. The guy did a pretty good job but the backfill that he leveled is flush with the regular soil. so I think a regular prep with sod on top would be at least 2inches above the rest of the yard What can I do BTW (it's a high end rental on the lake so seeding is not a option unless at all cost)
  2. lawdawg

    lawdawg LawnSite Member
    Messages: 22

    If it is even now it probaly won't be tomorrow, it should settle. You could try to pack it to helps it along.
  3. Daily Lawn/Landscape

    Daily Lawn/Landscape LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 695

    water the hell out of it for a couple weeks to settle disturbed soil. Come back and add soil and sod.
  4. lawns Etc

    lawns Etc LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,277

    run a tiller over it but not too deep and you can compact it down some
  5. orangemower

    orangemower LawnSite Silver Member
    from pa
    Messages: 2,768

    Your name says "Pro Turf Lawn" I'd think you would know right away what will happen and what you will need to do.
  6. Duekster

    Duekster LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
    Messages: 7,961

    Most warm season grasses would take over pretty quick with water and fertilizer for sure.
  7. TurnerLandscape

    TurnerLandscape LawnSite Member
    Messages: 19

    whatever you do, DO NOT COMPACT THE SOIL, watering the hell out of is your best option, it should settle. compactions will create problems with infiltration, percolation, porespace, etc. id say within 2-3 weeks it will settle to the proper depth

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