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Old 04-06-2013, 02:49 PM
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wildstarblazer wildstarblazer is offline
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Here's a few more angles of the job. I'm thinking st.augustine grass for this amount of shade. Only other option is let it be or loads of mulch. What ya think?
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Old 04-06-2013, 08:57 PM
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If it really is hard pan you'll need heavy equipment to deal with it. A walk behind tiller won't be much use. I have it under my soil and have bent post hole diggers trying to get through it. Maybe a bucket with ripper teeth could do it.
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Old 04-06-2013, 09:06 PM
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Mulch it or let it be. I like trees. I love grass. Hate having to deal with the problems of trying to keep both in the same place. In nature, there is usually no lawn inside of a forest with a developed canopy. Tilling or bringing in the heavy equipment needed to break the hard soil just tears the heck out of the tree roots in the process.
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Old 04-07-2013, 08:31 AM
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The problem with heavy equipment, is that it will leave the aera AS compacted or even more compacted,,, than when it arrived...
a friend of mine continues to use a bobcat as his final prep machine when doing lawns,,, and his lawns are STILL compacted after years of aeration...the grass would not survive, even a good year(rainy),,, w/out irrigation... a nice guy and interestting to talk with,,, but I wish he'd pay more attention to the needs of the plants... all plants...
Now that I know that clay's texture(platelets) has nothing to do with water infiltration, percolation, or drainage
,,, I wonder what does...
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