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Old 06-09-2013, 06:33 PM
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You can adjust the depth of the tiller. Personally I use a verticutter with closely spaced blades. This is way easier to handle. It also only loosens up the top inch or two. A wide landscape rake let's you level it out, remove small stone and weed clumps easily. It should rent out the same rate and take less time than tilling. Tilling is kind of overkill unless you have severe compaction or need to level out a pretty big mound.
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Old 06-09-2013, 06:56 PM
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You can adjust the depth of the tiller. Personally I use a verticutter with closely spaced blades. This is way easier to handle. It also only loosens up the top inch or two. A wide landscape rake let's you level it out, remove small stone and weed clumps easily. It should rent out the same rate and take less time than tilling. Tilling is kind of overkill unless you have severe compaction or need to level out a pretty big mound.
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Thats the problem i had with a seeding i jsut did. although they wanted the ground leveled from digging aswell. told them i may have to flaten the groudn after the grass grows.
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Old 06-09-2013, 09:37 PM
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No weeds "except that one weed." Find out what weed you have. Identify Take a photo; we can perhaps tell you how to control it. You need a spray license of course. (Unless you plan to kill it with a blow torch.)

It is likely your sod farmer can identify the weed. Show him.

Is that sod farm in Constantine?

In the future--I am sure you will not accept sod or seed jobs--if their irrigation is not functional.

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Old 06-09-2013, 10:04 PM
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i thought about snapping a pic. it had one green stem going up to one single round leaf. about 2 " across
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Old 06-09-2013, 10:06 PM
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might have been a wild violet without bloom

or groudn ivy. he has almost all ground cover

looks alot like a dollar weed.
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Old 06-09-2013, 10:08 PM
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pretty sure its a dollarweed
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Old 06-09-2013, 10:21 PM
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dichondra

is probably what his whole yard is covered with

only one lil half circle is grass. rest is ground cover. does get purple flowers. so most liekly dichondra, not dollarweed. and most likely something that will not be killed by weed killer.

sooo. how do i control it?
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Old 06-10-2013, 08:56 AM
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dichondra

is probably what his whole yard is covered with

only one lil half circle is grass. rest is ground cover. does get purple flowers. so most liekly dichondra, not dollarweed. and most likely something that will not be killed by weed killer.

sooo. how do i control it?
Call a applicator in your area. No shame in getting help and not having to worry about getting caught
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Old 06-10-2013, 09:13 AM
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God you are your own worst enemy. Always prep before laying sod. Chemical kill, till, sodcutter or Harley rake to prep for sod. That's what you get for a drop and run job. Further why oh why did you not get paid before weeds started showing up. I get 50% down before I start and balance due when last piece is laid. You are killing yourself. What's 40 yards of sod, usually its referred to in square feet.
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Trying to help the young Bird here get his stuff together. Others are pretty rough on him , but I'm trying to be above that. Big rain front coming through again. Loving this wet stuff. Everything is all bright green and growing strong.
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You're a saint.

BS, aw heck, not even sure where to start.

You can't lay sod on unprepared soil and expect good results.

You can't lift dead sod back up, prep the soil and reinstall dead sod.

This actually could be partially your fault, even if the homeowner didn't water. If the soil was rock hard (since there wasn't turf to begin with) there is little to no chance that water is going to penetrate as well as the roots through the hardpan.

Last, you should probably be happy that the customer isn't taking you to court.
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Old 06-10-2013, 09:19 AM
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taking me to court for what? for service he hasn't paid for and a lawn that even with a few brown spots is still 100% better than the few weeds that were growing there before.

and who said I was putting the same sod down? obviously I will be replacing the dead stuff
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