Originally Posted by landofpi
We chopped down a maple tree, mulched the stump to the ground. Now, we need to treat the existing soil with the proper nutrients, etc., to grow grass. Any ideas on an effective plan of action?
Dump some soil amendments right away and you may loose them, still, to the root system of the tree. Personally, I would wait a year; till and dig the entire area from old trunk to drip line; wait another year; remove additional large roots that have finally dried up and died; get soil tested; and add amendments and topsoil as needed; seed or sod as desired.
You can try this all at once, but it is not likely to succeed. I speak from personal experience trying to grow grass over stumps in five different locations in my yard. The only thing that really worked was time.