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Can I use potting soil to fill hole in newly sodded yard.(6 months old)


I have a hole next to drive and I can't find bags of just dirt . Can I use potting soil or not. Will the grass spread over it? It is not big at all maybe about 1 foot long and about 6 inches wide and about 5 inches deep.

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Can I use potting soil to fill hole in newly sodded yard.(6 months old)


I have a hole next to drive and I can't find bags of just dirt . Can I use potting soil or not. Will the grass spread over it? It is not big at all maybe about 1 foot long and about 6 inches wide and about 5 inches deep.

Want to guess how that happened? LOL LOL

Thanks!
 
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Yes, you can use it. It may take awhile for something to grow over it but at least no one will twist an ankle from stepping in a hole!


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Is there a doggie in the house???

You can use potting soil, but I'd get a bag of top soil instead. It's cheaper.

Your grass should cover right over it but it may take all summer to do it.


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Potting soil is usually too lightweight for your lawn. I agree on getting some garden soil. It is available...probably at one of the big box stores. You should be able to find it. Good luck. Smile


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Is top soil the same as garden soil? Does walmart carry it?

no doggie , just a hubby that drove off driveway when it grass was soggy after a bad rain lol it is fairly new sod and it sank in.


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The cheapest "potting soil" that Walmart carries is not like other "light weight" potting soils. It will work just fine. It is more like the top soil or garden soil than other potting soils. When I empty pots, that's what goes into holes in our yard...where pine tree roots have rotted out.

If you can lift any sod in the hole and put the dirt under it...that would be a good thing to do. If the sod is gone from that spot, then just fill the hole.


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Potting soil is peat moss, coir, or finely ground bark, or a combination of those and is not meant to fill in a hole where soil is needed. You could put it there but it will not do what you want it to.
Whether "topsoil" or "garden soil" are the same thing or not depends. Some will be while others will be garbage. "Topsoil" or "garden soil" should contain about 92 to 95 percent mineral, the sand, silt, and clay that makes up soil, and about 5 to 8 percent organic matter.


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