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AK in PA
03-14-2002, 07:44 PM
I live in a zone of underlying limestone bedrock. The soil in my yard is a clayey silt, and it is very lumpy. What can be done to make my yard nice and smooth? The earth has been very moist and soft recently, so now is the time to probably try something. I've thought of running a heavy roller over it, but I don't think that would cut it. Thanks.

03-14-2002, 08:14 PM
Rolling it would probably be the cheapest wat to go...or have your yard filled with dirt in the lower areas..1 of those 2 ways is what we would do down here in Florida..


03-17-2002, 10:32 PM
Is it lumpy or down right bumby? If it has just small ( 5-6inch) contours, rolling will help. But rolling will also cause compaction so consider aerating in combonation with rolling. My experience with aerating alone has convinced me that soil, just like water, will seek it's own level when allowed to move. A thorough aeration will facilitate this... and the more aerations, the more level over time. oh yeh, roll- then aerate.

Good luck in Pa., Landscraper