View Full Version : Brand new Lawn, Bringing in soil etc, Should I rototill?

04-04-2011, 05:37 PM
I have a rear lawn that is on a slight hill. the top layer is sandy and the perimeter of the lawn has all pine trees. As of right now there is absolutely no grass. I need to know if I should till the roil before I bring in new loam and also how thick I should bring in soil. Thanks

04-05-2011, 08:42 AM
I would till first, bring soil in, and then till the new soil in. I would also do a soil test to see home much lime you need.

04-05-2011, 10:36 AM
Since it is sand and you are being paid, you can probably get by with just tilling the topsoil in rathr than a pretill. just be sure that you are getting a heavy loam to mix with you sand, otherwise you may as well just mix in the compost. But I'm sure you knew that already... :)

04-05-2011, 11:38 AM
Well the way it is. Its a newer home a few yrs old and when built there was loam brought in. It has gone to **** and it looks like dry sand on top if you dig it an inch it looks like pretty good soil. I need to know if I should till it forst of bring in the 4-6 inches of new soil and leave it be.

04-05-2011, 12:13 PM
wut is loam