What to do with lawn after pool is removed

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There used to be an above ground pool in my back yard. Since it has been removed the area where the pool used to be does not absorb water very well. As a matter of fact it almost looks like I converted my above ground pool to an in ground pool. What do I have to do to that area in order to make it absorb water better and create an 'I never had a pool there' look.
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Say_what wrote:

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Aerate the soil. This can be done by turning the soil over with a pitchfork, pick or something similar. You can also dig a few holes and "plant" earthworms - let them help with the work.
R
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Like Rick said, and planting grass with some new topsoil it will eventualy loosen itself
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RicodJour wrote:

Probably least work is to go rent a good-sized tiller for an afternoon and dig it up as deep as you can...a load of humus tilled at the same time would doubtless be beneficial as well.
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This is Turtle.
Sorry But I can't stand not saying it ! Do you plant the Earth Worms head down or head up ?
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This is Turtle.
Wait about 10 years and it will loosed up by the grass growing or do like Duane said, Till it down about 6" and plant grass.
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Astro Turf !!!
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Pave it and park there.
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TURTLE wrote:

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I can't believe I have to tell you this!
They're planted so just their little heads stick out. Otherwise, they'd obviously suffocate, now wouldn't they?
R
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Say_what wrote:

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You say "used to be there". Was it actually removed or only filled in with maybe the curbing removed to get it below ground level? If it was just filled in you probably can't do anything with it as the water has nowhere to go.
Harry K
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On 7 Apr 2005 06:02:20 -0700, scott snipped-for-privacy@my-deja.com wrote:

Would that quailfy as a car wash?
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Andy Hill wrote:

I think tilling the area, or aerating (sp?) it in some way and throwing out some grass seed, would go along way toward making the area more normal. It's most likely really compacted. Good luck, Eileen
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This is Turtle
Due to a long term need for replacement worms to finish the job. You need to buy Male and female Worms. You need 1,000 Male worms and 100,000 Female worms because the 100 female worms ratio to one male worm will keep the male worm working all the time with the 100 female worms tell the male worm to make more money to buy more stuff for the worm home.
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Yeah, I'm wondering too. Also, I'm wondering if I should get the male or female worms.
Jabs

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Um, it was an *above* ground pool. If he filled it in instead of removing it, he's got a whole 'nother set of problems ;-)
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"Above ground pool" is one of those terms that you have to think there should be another term. After all, if it were above the ground, the ground wouldn't be affected. But anyway, one of the people that had a similar situation waited till they heard the sound of chainsaws on a Saturday morning, went to the place that was having a tree removed. Told the cutters that they had a place for the truckload of 'tree mulch'. The stuff got dumped there, they spread it out over the pool 'footprint', let it sit that way for a year. By that time they had a considerable earthworm population. They applied a bit of nitrogen, let the area alone for a couple more years, and a lot of the tree material was breaking down(it had been a maple tree). They've put very little effort into it, and the conditions are correcting themselves with some help from the weather, earthworms, etc.
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removing it,

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We used Sudan Grass to loosen an area. The roots go down really deep, so when the plant gets cut, the decaying plant root path will give nice organic value to the soil.

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