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help with reseeding lawn.

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by haybaler, Sep 16, 2007.

  1. haybaler

    haybaler LawnSite Senior Member
    from ma
    Posts: 511

    I've got a customer with a small front yard to re-seed. it's about 80 by 80. I don't want to use any chemicles to kill the existing lawn. my plan is to mow it really short and the loosen up the soil with my rock bucket and york rake and then spread 4 inches of new loam over that and seed it. Anybody see any problems with this? are the clumps of sod going to get in the way?
     
  2. Leaf Jockey

    Leaf Jockey LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 360

    Have you done the math yet to figure how many dump truck loads it will take to cover that area with 4" of material?

    Scott
     
  3. haybaler

    haybaler LawnSite Senior Member
    from ma
    Posts: 511

    ya, I'm starting with one 20 yard load. it's sort of a triangle.
     
  4. BeautifulBlooms

    BeautifulBlooms LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 613

    6400 sq. ft. at 4" depth would be 79 cubic yards of soil!!!
     
  5. BeautifulBlooms

    BeautifulBlooms LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 613

    Do you really need 4 inches, whats underneath the new soil being added?
     
  6. haybaler

    haybaler LawnSite Senior Member
    from ma
    Posts: 511

    It's not 6400 sq ft. like I said it's almost a triangle. The existing soil is not bad it just got packed down from construction on the house, that's why I'm going to loosen it up. my question is am I going to have to rake all the sod off or can I just loosen it and put the new loam over it?
     
  7. dcgreenspro

    dcgreenspro LawnSite Senior Member
    from PA
    Posts: 682

    Harley rake/ Rototill and then bring in your soil. I don't think you will need four in. of loam but if your client wants to pay for it, then do it. Seed or sod after that.
     

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