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How to fill holes and firm up lawn for wedding

Posted by baileyandbella (My Page) on
Sun, Apr 22, 12 at 13:51


My son is having his wedding reception at his friend's home (backyard). We went to see it and there is a lot of work to be done. We have 3 months.

There is a gopher, (that is a whole nother problem), and therefore a lot of soft loose soil up on the grass. There are also a lot of old gopher holes. The yard looks like swiss cheese and my husband is concerned about the tables, chairs and the guests.

Should we use the same dirt that has been dug up to fill in the holes? I am concerned the holes won't fill since they are tunnels.

Any other advice for filling in the holes and firming the soft soil would be appreciated. Thanks!

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RE: How to fill holes and firm up lawn for wedding

Where does his friend live and what kind of grass are you dealing with?

RE: How to fill holes and firm up lawn for wedding


It's in Southern California. I am not sure of the grass, maybe an old Fescue sod.

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