Old 04-16-2011, 12:52 PM
jasonc0203 jasonc0203 is offline
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New Lawn help

I own a lawncare & Landscaping company in Piedmont N.C. I have a job coming up soon to make a long story short im regrading a customers front and back yard to achieve proper drainage. I will be Using fill dirt with a final layer of top soil for the seed. I have alot of experience but this will be my first lawn from scratch. I would gladly appreciate some advice on getting the best results from the re planting. I am planning on fert the yard once the dirt is in and waiting two weeks before seed and straw. Obviously I would have rather planted a month ago or even fall but customer wants it done.

Thanks in advance any tips, advice appreciated......
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Old 04-16-2011, 04:17 PM
Dr.NewEarth Dr.NewEarth is offline
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Check your soil pH. You can put down the starter fertilizer at the same time as the seed.

Try to put down lime a week to ten days before fertilizing. Lime depletes nitrogen.

Use quality slow release fertilizers and grade one quality lawn seeds.
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Old 04-17-2011, 09:23 AM
Smallaxe Smallaxe is offline
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Do you have a mechanical method of checking grade?

Adding fill and topsoil, I'm assuming , no irrigation. That is probably going to be a big issue...
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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