Low spots in yard

I have some low spots in my yard that I'd like to fill in for safety purposes. They are grass-covered, so I'm wondering how I can fill them in and still preserve the grass? Is it possible to "peel back" the grass, and throw some black dirt in underneath? Any advice, ideas? Thanks!
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Dave



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The easiest way is to (using a sharp spade) cut an 'X' through the turf above the low spot. You can then peel back the turf and fill in with good topsoil until it's level-- actually, I mound it just a tad as it almost always settles a bit in the weeks afterwards.
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Thanks for the info! I have this problem too. I've been applying topsoil/compost/manure mixture to the top of it each spring and fall since I moved in a year and a half ago (which adds up to exactly twice), mixing in some grass seed. It's made a bit of a difference, but this method sounds better for some of the worse hollows. I'll still continue with my fall topdress though, I think it should fill in the valleys eventually.
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I did this and it worked well. I cut an "H" in the area, peeled back the flaps, added soil, tamp back the turf, and water. Water again the following day.
On Sun, 24 Apr 2005 11:59:59 GMT, "Airkings"

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