Can I bury wood boards to raise the level of my yard?

by Eschubart

I have boards for my dock That have been replaced because they were not very sturdy. I was wondering if I could lay them on my yard put dirt and grass seed over them to raise the level up? Would it be bad to have rotting wood beneath the dirt?

  5 answers
  • Kate Kate on Feb 20, 2019

    Once they rot, the level will drop again. Perhaps put a layer of crushed stone down, then top with soil and grass

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Feb 20, 2019

    Hello there, Why not just use New Turf (Sod) with new soil.....

  • Jan Clark Jan Clark on Feb 20, 2019

    Wood, by it's nature, will eventually rot. Depending on whether they were chemically treated, your boards are going to decompose sooner - or later. That said, if you're going to lay them side by side rather than in a pile, you probably won't notice a thing as it decomposes. However, wood that is pressure treated will shed chemicals into the soil that you may not want. That's your decision to make.

  • Ro Ro on Feb 20, 2019

    it depends if the boards were treated with my chemicals, also once the wood deteriorates the ground will sink - probably not the best idea

  • Freddie Freddie on Mar 08, 2022

    Whats best thing to use, other than pressure treated 1x4x14, to raise yard?