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Old 10-04-2011, 01:03 PM   #1
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My lawn is about 6 inches lower than my concrete patio. I don't like how deep it is. I'd like lay some dirt, then reseed/resod the grass. Do I have to remove the old grass before laying down the new soil?

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My lawn is about 6 inches lower than my concrete patio. I don't like how deep it is. I'd like lay some dirt, then reseed/resod the grass. Do I have to remove the old grass before laying down the new soil?
Assuming that it won't mess up your grade (i.e. cause water to run toward your foundation), then there is no problem with this. I'd probably give it a quick low mow beforehand to keep it from trapping air pockets when you bury it, but otherwise just pile it on.

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Only real danger other than mentioned would be if your existing sod is growing in some heavy clay or something. You could form a layer that would trap water and rot the roots on your new lawn. Ideally you should cut it out or till it over with the new soil you add.
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