1. Dave Beaumont

    Dave Beaumont New Member

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    Can lawn topsoil be applied now when grass growth minimal? I am on southern Vancouver Island.
    Thanks, Dave
     
  2. Georgia Strait

    Georgia Strait Active Member

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    What if any issue are you trying to remediate ?

    Are you hoping for your existing lawn to grow through your proposed top soil ?

    Top soil is a broad (vague) term so perhaps you have a specific product in mind already. eg a bagged product or ...?
     
  3. Dave Beaumont

    Dave Beaumont New Member

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    I'm trying to fill many depresions (1 to 2 inches deep) in a rough lawn just to get a somewhat more level overall appearance . A'm using typical manufactured "Lawn soil" from a landscaping supply . My concern is that if I put it on now grass might have a more difficult time growing through ?
     
  4. Georgia Strait

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    We had a new septic field — which is usually a lawn, right? (Because no structure or parking or pave over a septic system incl tank and distribution and field)

    So it is a blend of sand and good soil then turf - some of which is now moss because of north east exposure but I don’t mind and do not use killers and so forth

    I was sceptical of the golf course sand soil mix and yet it is fantastic

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    In any event - how big inches of width and depth are the hollows on your lawn?

    Is this a professional front lawn on street side

    Or a back yard more hidden

    Exposure ?
    Are you allowed to water?

    Do you know the seed you used originally ?

    Are you digging up a spot to make more garden so you could salvage the turf and lay it in the hollow areas?

    That would be a great option in my opinion.

    Édit - i now see you said 2 to 3 inch deep ... so yes if you are trimming or expanding garden border edges —- salvage the bits and get matching lawn on those hollows.
     
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  5. Georgia Strait

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    With further thought in this - and remembering past houses / projects

    I think go out and sprinkle in to the hollow areas (do not tamp it / press it in) a layer of decent lawn soil to the depth of 1 inch (one inch)

    Let the rain the coast has now water it and esp do this now cuz that grass is naturally starting to grow in sunny spots - it should grow well thru that thin inch of soil

    Then once you see that methid is working - add another inch etc

    If you have sod to spare (a new flower bed?) - I say go for that method - or if you explore a new subdivision - maybe the turf truck has a few scraps you can ask for

    Other people very carefully shave the sod and peel it back then lay down the soil filler - then put sod back over the top

    I am sure all these options are fully YouTube’d for reference (reliable or not - who knows :)
     
  6. Ron B

    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    Fill the holes, sow grass seed where you have filled at a suitable time.
     
  7. Dave Beaumont

    Dave Beaumont New Member

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    Answer to my question is no.
    According to local nursery shud wait
    for15 degree temps, ie a few more weeks.
     

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