topsoil question

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by ronslawncare, Jun 15, 2001.

  1. ronslawncare

    ronslawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 540

    one of my residential customers just had her lawn rip up because of a going to replace that area with sod my question is the area is has alot of fill in it.after i grade it as best as i can getting out as much rock as i can how many inches of topsoil would i need to spread over the fill once its been graded.thanx ronnie
  2. smburgess

    smburgess LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 467

    Around here where the fill is mostly clay, it's recommended that 6 inches of top soil goes down, but alot of the contractors seem to put 2"-4".
  3. jeffyr

    jeffyr LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 876


    A 4-6 inch base of top is usually recommended. This will allow the roots to grow deep which will give a healthier stand of grass, especially during drought.

  4. stslawncare

    stslawncare LawnSite Bronze Member
    from DE
    Messages: 1,484

    yes 4" sounds about right, or have a custom mix made. on my page under compost i think it is, i have the reccamended amount for each project, i think its towards the bottom of the page.

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