When I bought my house in 1990 we joked there were bodies buried in the
back yard due to all the hills and valleys. I had wanted to till and
smooth it out but lost my job and well, you know how that goes
go by LOL and we've gathered a few vehicles, one which seemed to
stay on the lawn for a couple of years, back and forth. It's a cube van
so it's fairly heavy. Last year we noticed some severe ponding in that
section of the yard.
This year we're doing a reconfiguration that will keep the van off the
yard and hopefully everything else too.
We'd like to aerate the entire back yard and fill in the valleys. I'm
removing dirt from another section for a gravel delivery and would be
moving that over there.
My question is how long should I wait after aerating before refilling
the low spots? I have to time the aerator rental vs gravel delivery vs
my time to move the soil (don't want to move it twice!).
I've searched the archives for aerating topics but didn't see one that
dealt with adding soil to low spots.