Hello. I just moved into a new home a month ago and am looking for some advice on how to deal with a square area in my backyard that used to have a playset on top of it. The playset was inside a contained area that was filled with wood chips.
Last year, the previous homeowner removed the playset and the woodchips and seeded grass. However, the dirt in this area has settled a couple inches, and now this square area is recessed from the rest of my yard by about 2 or 3 inches. The grass is starting to come in pretty well, but I don't wan't that little 2 or 3 inch "dropoff" in the yard.
If I have enough black dirt brought back in to level off this recessed area, if I were to seed grass will it be like starting from scratch or will I have a head start considering the existing grass that has already taken root? Otherwise, is it possible to get sod that is cut a little deeper and just lay sod over this area (assuming I'd need to till and rake out the area first)?