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Old 04-10-2012, 01:08 PM
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This guy had an answer for all my questions and was very knowledgable about his products. He is also very busy so I am guessing that is a good sign. Side note I did not chops the sod guy.
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Old 03-13-2013, 08:17 PM
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I am bringing this thread back to life for a little more input.

I am planning to level the area shown in the photo from the end of the shrub bed down to the street about 950 SQFT. I really want to use this reel mower i bought so I am going to tackle it here soon. Here are my questions I may have asked them here on this thread in the past but I am looking for some fresh answers and i dont feel like reading through every post.

1. Can I top dress with sand in April to mid April?
2. Should I aerate before or after top dressing with sand? planned on aerating April 15th
3. I know I mow the lawn as low as possible and bag. but at what depth do i put the sand at? 1/4" 1/8"?
4.Should I fertilize prior to topdressing?
5. We do not have river sand down here in Columbus GA. People look at me crazy when I go to the suppliers and ask about it. they have something called #1 Brown (http://www.durtywurks.com/?page_id=314) has anyone ever heard of this? is there an alternative?
6 Am i missing anything? please let me know. If anyone has any good link or how tos on this that would be awesome.

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Old 03-15-2013, 08:55 AM
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Old 03-15-2013, 10:23 AM
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If it were me. I would aerate, mow to bust the plugs. Fertilize. Topdress small areas at a time. The #1 sand looks good, but I always like to see a little compost mixed in. Spread with shovel and use a pushbroom to smooth. Take your time. You can fill depressions up to an inch this way.
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Old 03-15-2013, 11:22 AM
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Keep us posted on the results

Me and my neighbor plan on leveling our bermuda lawns in May of this year. I will post pics when we do.

I'm going to use River sand.

I'm debating on going ahead and adding the compost ahead of time when I do my spring scalp at the beginning of April. Then I'll do the river sand around memorial day.

I picked up a 20" Tru-cut reel mower at the end of last season. I'm looking forward to using it this year.
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Old 03-15-2013, 11:43 AM
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I'm a firm believer in adding in compost. I prefer to 50-50 mix. Not only for the OM benefit, but with the calcierious sand we have here it helps hold the chems, fert, and water a little better. The leeching effect of the native sandy soil leads to a lot of nutrient and product loss. I'm sure the GA sandy soil is pretty close in composition.
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Old 03-15-2013, 02:04 PM
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Hope you get it worked out.

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Old 03-15-2013, 03:18 PM
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Keep us posted on the results

Me and my neighbor plan on leveling our bermuda lawns in May of this year. I will post pics when we do.

I'm going to use River sand.

I'm debating on going ahead and adding the compost ahead of time when I do my spring scalp at the beginning of April. Then I'll do the river sand around memorial day.

I picked up a 20" Tru-cut reel mower at the end of last season. I'm looking forward to using it this year.
Yeah I found a deal on a 20" McClane 7blade so picked it up. The Tru Cuts are we're to high in my area.
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Old 03-15-2013, 03:20 PM
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I am going to copy this guy to an extent...

http://forums2.gardenweb.com/forums/...042369630.html
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Old 03-15-2013, 05:06 PM
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If he had mixed in the compost the first time he wouldn't be doing it again next year. He also should have addressed the CG with a proper pre-em, again not waiting until next year.
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