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Converting rough wooded area to smooth lawn

Discussion in 'Homeowner Assistance Forum' started by BlueRidge, May 22, 2005.

  1. BlueRidge

    BlueRidge LawnSite Member
    Posts: 1

    It doesn't have to be a golf course, but I'm trying for an acre or two of decent, even lawn in our twenty acres of mature trees.

    The roots and wear and tear over the years appear to have made everything uneven. I don't want to plow for fear of tearing the roots (all trash trees are long gone, we have mature hardwoods where i'm aiming to work).

    We have bottomland with beaucoup topsoil -- twenty feet deep! So what's the rule for bringing it up, spreading it, and seeding it? I don't want to bury any roots that aren't supposed to be under the ground, so what do i do when they protrude? And how deep does the topsoil on the top layer have to be (minimum/maximum)? Is a tractor too heavy to run over the roots? I know a 17-ton bulldozer probably is.

    Many thanks


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