pine stump shavings prevents growing grass

km11October 14, 2006

I have a 10-ft. round area where a large pine was removed and its stump was ground. I want to grow grass in this area but it is full of pine shavings and dirt. Will I need to remove all of this (probably at least 3-4 feet deep) and bring in top soil to get grass to grow?

thanks for any suggestions....

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rhizo_1 (North AL) zone 7

Yes, remove the chips and put them aside to age so that you can use them as mulch in the future. You will have to bring in top soil to fill the hole. If you leave a bunch of the grindings, they will soon decompose, leaving a void or a big depression in the ground.

    Bookmark   October 14, 2006 at 10:15PM
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km11

Thanks for the response, rhizo 1. I guess it's time to start shoveling. :-0

    Bookmark   October 15, 2006 at 11:21AM
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