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low areas in lawn

Posted: Wed Mar 25, 2020 10:37 pm
by Matthew_73
What would I fill them with and when and how much at one time.

Re: low areas in lawn

Posted: Wed Mar 25, 2020 10:47 pm
by wardconnor
Matthew_73 wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 10:37 pm
What would I fill them with and when and how much at one time.
It really depends on how deep they are. If you fill them in with sand or soil you really are not going to get the grass growing through if it is more than say 1/2" or so. If you smother the lawn and it can not get sunlight then you are done. It will not grow if it does not get the sunlight.

I have used sand in the past. This is controversial because sand has no nutrient value. Soil would be best but if you use soil then you will likely have to overseed and re seed some areas or push it hard with fert and water to get it to fill in depending if you have KBG or Fescue or even Ryegrass.

Do the leveling and filling in when the lawn is growing like gang busters and has at least a month until it goes into stress mode like hot summer or cold winter dormancy. The lawn will be stressed out not getting the sun it needs and it needs a good few weeks or more to recover.

This is really easy to do.. just go for it. You are going to think that you have put too much material on the lawn and that you ruined it but do not stress out. It is just grass and it will grow back and grow back looking even better.

good luck

See my vid. I show how i did it.

Re: low areas in lawn

Posted: Wed Mar 25, 2020 10:50 pm
by NJ-lawn
Most people here use sand. I would put down enough as to not bury or smother the grass.

Remember there is no rush, it’s a marathon not a sprint.

Re: low areas in lawn

Posted: Wed Mar 25, 2020 10:52 pm
by wardconnor
NJ-lawn wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 10:50 pm
Remember there is no rush, it’s a marathon not a sprint.
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ THIS

Re: low areas in lawn

Posted: Wed Mar 25, 2020 10:59 pm
by Matthew_73
wardconnor wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 10:52 pm
NJ-lawn wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 10:50 pm
Remember there is no rush, it’s a marathon not a sprint.
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ THIS
My thoughts are. Add a few layers of dirt/sand every other now. Still seeing 1/2 the blades. And add sime humic 12

Re: low areas in lawn

Posted: Wed Mar 25, 2020 11:35 pm
by wardconnor
this will work