Sod lawn - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by plhawkins
August 29, 2010
My contractor is charging me to rent a dumpster to carry off old grass before putting in a layer of top soil. Is that necessary or can the old grass get mulched with the old soil?

Answer from NGA
August 29, 2010
I think it's best to haul away the old turfgrass. While you can sometimes dig the old grass into the soil it takes a couple of years to decompose and once it does, you may end up with a lumpy, bumpy lawn as the soil level sinks. I'd pay the extra to have hauled away. Just my opinion -

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