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Hollows in our lawn area

Postby MonaCda Zone 3B Manitoba » Oct 01, 2010 1:18 pm

In our lawn area we have sections that are hollow, much lower than most of the area. Is there anyway to bring those up level with the rest? What would we use? Was going to just use soil but then figured it might just make a mucky mess till I get grass growing. Any suggestions? Thanks
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Re: Hollows in our lawn area

Postby Eeyore » Oct 01, 2010 1:40 pm

Actually that is the best way to repair your lawn. If the hollows aren't too deep you can put down a thin layer of soil and then seed. It might take a season to get those spots up to the same level as the lawn.

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Re: Hollows in our lawn area

Postby B_BQ » Oct 01, 2010 1:44 pm

One way, if the hollows are not too large in diameter, would be to remove the sod, fill up the hollow with soil, and then replace the sod.
You could fill up the hollows to overflowing with soil, tamp the soil down well, and then throw down some grass seed.
From here-on-in is a great time to sow grass seed - still pleasant during the day but cooler at night. The grass seed will germinate quickly, put down some good roots, and then will be off to the races in spring! :lol:
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Re: Hollows in our lawn area

Postby MonaCda Zone 3B Manitoba » Oct 01, 2010 11:22 pm

Most nights here go down pretty close to 0 and the days aren't much better low 10's to 15's. Is that not too cool for grass seed? The hollows are about 3-4 ft in diameter and 1/2 a ft down so it will take quite abit of soil. We can do that no problem, then I'll seed and seed again in the Spring. Have been lurking at you guys. Will definitely be back this Fall and Winter to see everyone's cheery pictures. Love the contest pics already. Thanks Lyn and BBQ.
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Re: Hollows in our lawn area

Postby OGrubber » Oct 03, 2010 9:16 am

Mona!
Great to see you!
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Re: Hollows in our lawn area

Postby MonaCda Zone 3B Manitoba » Oct 03, 2010 8:59 pm

Thanks Madam, it is good to be back and will certainly enjoy checking out pics of this year over our winter!! Best Wishes!
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