MUSHY SOIL WHERE WE PLANTED

Asked August 17, 2019, 3:02 PM EDT

We removed an 80-foot tall ash that was killed by Emerald Ash Borers. 2 years later, we can't keep the grass growing there. Our seed sprouts then dies. This year, it's very mushy in that area, possibly from the roots rotting? It's also sinking. We've covered the area with topsoil & planting soil. Grass grows, then dies. It's mid-August. Can we put down more soil & plant seed? Or is there something else we need to do? Have soil analyzed? Lime?

Bucks County Pennsylvania lawn and turf

1 Response

Even though you may have ground down the stump to ground level, you will still have a root ball and other roots that will decay and cause the ground to drop. You may need to add some sandy loam to the area to bring the ground to grade so that water does not collect. A soil test will tell you more regarding current soil health and what corrections you will need to take to get grass growing.

Thanks, G.