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Old 04-20-2009, 11:06 PM   #1
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Can we recycle the old lawn sod?


We are asking someone come to install new lawn for us.
Can we re-use the removed old lawn sod in the new planting area for bushs and trees as part of the planting soil and mulch?

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Old 04-21-2009, 07:07 AM   #2
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you should let it compost first.

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Old 04-21-2009, 07:28 AM   #3
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Ayuh,... Till it in right where it is...
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Thanks for the feedback. What is the best way to compost them?
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leave in the sun in a pile. Turn once a week. Keep moist. Composting is for gardens or soil conditioning. As Bondo posted, for lawns, just rototill under and leave the grass there.
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Did you suggest that we do not have to removed the old lawn sod away, we can just rototill it and leave them under the new top soil?
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Did you suggest that we do not have to removed the old lawn sod away, we can just rototill it and leave them under the new top soil?
Yes, that is what is normally done. I use a starter/weed preventive fertilizer first, allowing it to set in for three days. Then new top soil, seed, a bit more top soil and cover lightly with shredded hay.

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