I used to have a standup clothes hanger in my backyard, that I recently
removed. It was attached to a cement base that was embedded in my lawn. I
want to take out this base, that looks to be around a foot deep, and 10-11
inches in diameter, but once I do that I will be left with a big hole in the
What should I fill the whole with to be able to grow grass on top? DO I
need to add anything, particularly at the bottom of the hole, before I add
Not a bad question at all. Tamping is compacting the soil as you add
it too the hole. It will save you settling problems later. You can
rent a tamping tool fairly cheap, or devise your own method of packing
the soil as you add it..add some tamp some. :)
A good thing to tamp with would be a sledgehammer (just hold it upright,
and "drop" it in) , or big post or 4 x4 or something like that. Just to
pack the dirt in firm, so that it doesn't settle too much and you end up
with a large depression after a month.
Place 4-5 inches of dirt, tamp, repeat, etc.
No, no. You need to backfill in layers- this is very important!
First apply a layer of 'organic material' about 3" thick, then apply a 1"
layer of 'brown earth', then add a 5" layer of 'dirt', and repeat until
the hole is about 4" from ground level. The last layer MUST be 'brown earth'
4" deep spread evenly from North to South.
Sow cover grass from East to West with a reciprocal hand motion.
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