How to apply topsoil over existing lawn?
Vermont, United States
I am new on GOY but have been reading lots of posts. What a nice group!
My question is this: I have an older (1950's) house with a yard that doesn't seem to have been worked on since then! It is complete thatch and sunken up to 6" in places creating mini swamps. I tore out old established cedars from the front of the house and now have a trough that is about 6" deep and 8' x20' wide next to the house- luckily no drainage into the basement yet! i was told to get a large load of topsoil and grade it away from the house all the way to the curb... do I distribute the dirt over the existing lawn or must I tear up the whole thing and start over? ANY help on how to start would be great as we have a short growing season up here in Vermont.
- 28 Mar, 2009