Wood Chip Removal


Old 10-05-05, 06:33 AM
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Wood Chip Removal

I recently moved into a house where the previous owner put wood chips around our sidewalk. I would like to remove the wood chips and have grass there instead. I have a few questions:

1) Do I have to remove all of the wood chips or just the majority (95%).

2) I have red clay "dirt", can I just buy any type of top-soil to place where the wood chips were?

3) I have Fescue grass, but I don't know when I should seed this dirt.

I'm a landscaping newbie (first house), so any help would be appreciated. Thanks much!
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Old 10-10-05, 09:35 PM
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Contact your local Dept. of Agriculture Extension Agent for the best time to repair and rejuvenate lawns in your area and recommended lawn maintenance schedule.

Most of the wood chips will have to be removed. Soil will have to be properly dug and prepared for seed. Soil test should be done to determine additives or adjustments to content so that new seed will succeed. Depending on extent of decomposition of wood chips, soil could be high in nitrogen.

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