Old 07-10-2011, 12:44 PM
mse003 mse003 is offline
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New lawn - harley rake question

Hello, I'm starting a new lawn from scratch. The yard is about 3/4 acre and was sloped from one side to the other. There was a 2-3 foot high ridge that went across half of the back yard. I cut that ridge down with a Bobcat and moved that dirt to the lower side of the back to get rid of most of the slope.

It's fairly level now, but there are still some low and high spots, even a couple short but wide mounds. None of these low/high spots vary in height by more than 6 - 8 inches. Will running a harley rake across all of it a few times disperse the dirt to cut down the high and fill in the low spots to level it out?

I appreciate any advice anyone can provide!
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Old 07-10-2011, 03:44 PM
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I would think that is not enough to fill those spots. Can you use some of what you cut to fill the low spots ?
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Old 07-10-2011, 04:08 PM
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Just be sure you have not disturbed drainage patterns. If water can come to your lot from above you...be sure to direct the flow where it will do no harm. Slope water away from house, make sure no ponds can form. A level or string level may help. A professional would use a laser leveling system, of course.
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Old 07-12-2011, 02:33 PM
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I would get someone experienced using a tractor and box blade for the final grade.
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