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Old 09-26-2008, 09:15 AM   #1
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I have a low spot on my yard that's approximately 2.5' in diameter.

Is it a better idea to cut the sod under it, pack in fill dirt, and then throw the sod bad on top, or

break up the sod, put fill dirt on top of that, and then spread new seed?

I'm thinking the former.

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If the spot is shallow 1" or less, I'd add soil on top and seed. Deeper than that and if the grass is in good shape, dig up the sod fill your hole and replace the sod.

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What lawn do you have? Adding topsoil can work on some lawns, i.e. fescue. To do it right for any lawn, cut the sod back, level the soil, then replace the sod. Try to get as many roots as you can.

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What lawn do you have? Adding topsoil can work on some lawns, i.e. fescue. To do it right for any lawn, cut the sod back, level the soil, then replace the sod. Try to get as many roots as you can.

Water well.

Fescue.

Normally, it's not a big deal, but since this spot is on a swale, I want to make sure it's done right.
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Your definition of a swale please?
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Your definition of a swale please?
A small valley on the lawn used to channel and route water away from one location to another.
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Maybe it's just me, but I'm not seeing why you want to correct a low place in a swale. Is it so low that it is preventing the water from draining away, mower scalping, etc.? By the way, to repeat what 47 said, how deep is the area? Since it's only a couple feet in diameter, I would just dig the sod out, fill in to level, and replace the sod. Just wondering if you have a situation there that I have not come across before and that I could learn from.

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