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Old 04-19-2021, 06:45 AM
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THT, After a year of digging out bamboo roots and removing trees from the forest taking up about a third of the front yard, Iím left with a low area in the yard and a pile of grinding chips mixed with dirt.

For the experts here, is the chip/dirt mix spread out with fill dirt and topsoil over top of it a bad idea? Iím thinking about finding a place to take it and bring in more fill dirt or topsoil to level it out better. The chip dirt mix spreads poorly and is spongy. The ultimate goal is to level it good and plug it with st. Augustine from the other parts of the yard.

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Some is good, too much is bad. How much depends on the quality of your dirt. Personally I would pile it up, burn it and spread the ashes.
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Originally Posted by mikefloyd View Post
Some is good, too much is bad. How much depends on the quality of your dirt. Personally I would pile it up, burn it and spread the ashes.
that was my thoughts also
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What they said. No more area than that is, I wouldn't be opposed to just hauling it off either. You will fight soil heath for years if you leave it be.
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If you fill in a low spot with grinded chips they will decompose over the years and you will have another low spot.
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Thanks guys, you helped me firm up the decision to do something about it. I donít want a fight down the road trying to keep the yard level and grass healthy. I think one dump trailer load hauled away will be enough. Probably a ton or 2.

I just found out I can take it to a commercial disposal place for 50 a ton since the county landfill and mulch facility doesnít want it.
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Concur.

I would buy sod instead of borrowing from other parts of the yard. Quicker and better results.
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Originally Posted by southquay View Post
Thanks guys, you helped me firm up the decision to do something about it. I donít want a fight down the road trying to keep the yard level and grass healthy. I think one dump trailer load hauled away will be enough. Probably a ton or 2.

I just found out I can take it to a commercial disposal place for 50 a ton since the county landfill and mulch facility doesnít want it.
Just start your own much pile out of the way somewhere in the back.
over the years that stuff will decompose and turn into good soil again.
might be able to speed it up if you can burn it,
just throw other stuff that needs to be burned on the pile and keep turning it over once burned, and repeat
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Originally Posted by 99yam40 View Post
Just start your own much pile out of the way somewhere in the back.
over the years that stuff will decompose and turn into good soil again.
might be able to speed it up if you can burn it,
just throw other stuff that needs to be burned on the pile and keep turning it over once burned, and repeat
I just went and looked at it again and I think I might move as much as I can or all of it from the middle of the low area where I want grass to grow well to the low areas along the property line and along the fence to help with weeds. That will be the last area for the st. Augustine to creep to anyway.

Iíve been putting my neighbors through all the sound and equipment parked along to road for the last year, so I donít want to now create all the smoke by burning it.

Also on a side note. Thinking about some drain piping in one low spot of the yard, I just found out the resin shortage is real and DWV 4Ē pipe is already over doubled in cost at Ferguson. Lowes still ok.
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Originally Posted by stimpson.j.cat View Post
Concur.

I would buy sod instead of borrowing from other parts of the yard. Quicker and better results.
I might buy sod later on if I have to, but I got a good amount of DIY sod by expanding a mulch bed in front of the house and where I put in some garden beds in the back. Gonna try that first and see how that takes off
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While the mulch is decomposing, it will suck up a lot of nitrogen. Makes it hard to grow grass.

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