Originally Posted by avguy
A question for those who've actually gone through the top dressing process with riversand:
Back in '09 I renovated almost 2 acres in common Bermuda. Minus a small set back the last 2 years with some Nimblewill, my lawn looks fantastic but it's still not as smooth as I'd like it to be. My dilemma is how do you top dress that much area with out going broke with material and labor costs?
I have a SCUT tractor with a FEL. I'm wondering if it's at all feasible to dump small piles of the riversand around the yard and then back drag it with the loader. I would then use a drag mat like the one Gulfjoe used to smooth every thing over. Any thoughts?
That should work! You typically need to scalp down to about 1/2" then sand and drag. Problem is you need about 1 yard of sand per thousand sq ft so two acres is going to be ALOT of sand.
If you can get the sand cheap enough delivered though your method should work,
I had access to a dump truck and bought 18 tons of sand(approx 14 yards) for $198.00 but I got it from the local sand supplier and not the local nursery for $40 a yard.