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Lawn After Tree Removal

Posted by raymondo17 z9 Sacramento (My Page) on
Tue, Sep 16, 08 at 16:28

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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RE: Lawn After Tree Removal

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.

RE: Lawn After Tree Removal

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

RE: Lawn After Tree Removal

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.


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