Lawn After Tree Removal

raymondo17(z9 Sacramento)September 16, 2008

I had a large pine tree cut down in my back yard last week, and it really took a toll on the lawn. The grass just looks trampled and there's a lot of large-textured sawdust on the ground. What can I do to revive my lawn? Is sawdust ok to rake into the lawn? Should I add some blood meal or something to add nitrogen?

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Kimmsr(4a/5b-MI)

Since that sawdust is organic matter it can be raked into your turf, but next year you may have a bumber crop of mushrooms there and that does bother some people even though they are not a problem. I would do nothing more than I normally do in that area, especially I would not put down extra highly soluble Nitrogen that could "burn" the grass.

    Bookmark   September 20, 2008 at 6:58AM
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lou_midlothian_tx(z8 DFW, Tx)

try soybean meal, cottonseed meal or alfalfa pellets to speed up the decomposition of sawdust.

    Bookmark   September 22, 2008 at 1:25PM
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raymondo17(z9 Sacramento)

I appreciate the feedback here. I don't mind mushrooms all that much since I've heard they're a sign of a healthy soil. And it's just about time to do an application of soybean meal anyway, so the timing's pretty good.

Best regards to you both.

-Ray

    Bookmark   September 22, 2008 at 1:34PM
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