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Old 02-14-2012, 09:02 PM
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sorry for your luck but builders keep me in biz by leaving that kind of mess behind.
like has been said if you can roll up the sod and fix the soil below do it.
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Old 02-14-2012, 09:25 PM
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This guy is correct with sand timing. You will lose it all if you do it now.
Scalp the lawn in June and top dress with river sand. The lower you scalp the easier the job.
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Just read that entire link that was posted... Builders Sand or River sand????
Also can someone point me to a website showing the law where my neighbors property cant drain on to mine.
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Old 02-14-2012, 09:27 PM
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This guy is correct with sand timing. You will lose it all if you do it now.
Scalp the lawn in June and top dress with river sand. The lower you scalp the easier the job.
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I can scalp low, I have the McClane and I think it goes down to 1/4"
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Old 02-14-2012, 09:27 PM
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Just read that entire link that was posted... Builders Sand or River sand????
Also can someone point me to a website showing the law where my neighbors property cant drain on to mine.
You will have to lookup your development code.

River sand...
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Old 02-14-2012, 09:46 PM
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You will have to lookup your development code.

River sand...
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Where do I find development codes?
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Old 02-14-2012, 09:53 PM
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Most states and cities have some sort of ordinance.
http://www.mlswa.org/legal/Archive/Legal32.htm

Natural drainage is OK, but if neighbor alters something to increase the flow--that is not legal.
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Old 02-14-2012, 10:08 PM
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Back in 2000 I did the grow-in at a Pete Dye course. In an effort to get the fairways right the builder brought in large hi-way style asphalt rollers and they ran them up and down the fairways then aerified right after. Maybe you could soak it really well like Kiril said and get a driveway asphalt roller to get it close then aerify and topdress with sand and compost mix.
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Old 02-15-2012, 06:40 AM
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I think I may have a plan of attack, someone please correct me if something sounds "OFF".

I am going to go ahead and start my regular maintenance, pre emergent, Lime "I have a very low PH level" and 30 day high nitrogen feedings. I am also trying to get irragation installed, so I would like to have that done befoer I start this project. My plans are to start this the weekend of July 4th with the long weekend. my plan will to be cut ass low as possible with my Toro rotary, then knock a lil more off the top with the McClane if possible without removing chunks of dirt. I plan on having 5 yards of RIVER sand delivered and see where that gets me. I have a question about putting all that sand down, should I apply a pre emergent after putting that much forigen soil down? Also I have another issue, I eat lunch with a guy that owns a rock shop/dirt yard etc etc, and I asked him if he carries river sand and he kind of gives me a funny look and starts naming off all these other sands and stuff. I know he says the popular one for the "Landscapers" is Brown #2. So are there any other names for river sand? I am in the deep south we have crazy names for some of the most simple things.

Thanks for the help all of your input is greatly appreciated.
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Old 02-15-2012, 06:45 AM
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Sand should be inert if it's from a river bed.
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Old 02-15-2012, 07:16 AM
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Just make sure it's not white sand...looks terrible and it doesn't stay where you put it well. The large and small particles of river sand help hold the sand in place.
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