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Aug 17, 2016 5:55 PM CST
can I put top soil and then sod over Pin oak tree stump grindings
Name: Sally
central Maryland
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Aug 18, 2016 5:55 AM CST
I think it's fine. I don't think that stump is likely to sprout. My vegetables are doing fabulous over stump grindings from last winter. I don't think you're supposed to fertilize sod right away, but maybe once late fall - the wood may use some of the nitrogen in the soil. And water well, don't let the wood chips dry out.
The are or parts of it may settle over a few years, may have some filling or leveling down the road.
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