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How much new soil for lawn renovation?

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by tamo, Jul 9, 2007.

  1. tamo

    tamo LawnSite Member
    Posts: 213

    I'm seeded and sodded several lawns now but I'm not sure how much soil I need to add for this job.

    The yard was filled with weeds which I took care of with a sod cutter. Right now the yard has very little existing soil just rock and gravel. Is 2 in. of fresh soil enough or do I need more. The customer wants the front yard seeded and the back yard sodded. I assume the sodded area would need a little less new soil.

    thanks for any input, I appreciate it
  2. TSG

    TSG LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 444

    3 inches in front,,,,,2 in back
  3. Cubguy

    Cubguy LawnSite Member
    Posts: 23

    Down here in S. Texas my sod guy says 6" min. we often have periods of 6 weeks with no measurable rain and 100+ temps. your area is different but I guess that 2" is not enough.

  4. And I've grown turfgrass on gravel cartpaths.....do they have irrigation?....willing to use it?

    By the way....80% of cool season turfgrass roots will be located in the top 3 inches

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