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Lawn Seeding and gravel Driveway install

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by CrewCutEnterprises, Mar 15, 2004.

  1. CrewCutEnterprises

    CrewCutEnterprises LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 893


    house was under remodel and its a 1/2 acre property.

    She wants topsoil and seed and hay in front. and possibly rototill rear and seed.

    Im triing to push the 2 tandom loads of leafgrow dirt
    and a bobcat.

    Also a 40 x 20 driveway in pea gravel.

    get dirt delivered on a monday and gravel.

    Rent cat on tuesday spread dirt and gravel in applied spots.

    wednesday come back and seed and 6x6 box driveway.

    Also what is the formula for a 40 x 20 gravel driveway. how much (yards) of gravel??? And topsoil?? 1/2 acre

    I have never done a job this big.. please please someone give me some ideas.
  2. Peakpm

    Peakpm LawnSite Member
    Posts: 15

    1/2 acre is 21,780 sq.ft
    Driveway is 800 sq.ft
    Stone to cover 800 sq.ft at 2" would be around 5 yards
    but stone is normally sold by the ton and 5 yards is
    around 6-7 ton
    1" would be half that and 3" would be 7.5 yards
    with the soil that going to depend how thick you want it and if you filling in dips, holes, or just enriching whatÂ’s there
  3. Peakpm

    Peakpm LawnSite Member
    Posts: 15

    let me know how it works
  4. CrewCutEnterprises

    CrewCutEnterprises LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 893

    Hey thanks alot, goin to do the estimate today. We'll see how it goes!!!
  5. NCSULandscaper

    NCSULandscaper Banned
    Posts: 1,557

    Whats the reason for the topsoil? yard unlevel? or is for a topdress? IMO just putting on a top layer of topsoil a few inches deep is a waste. The grass will grow in native soils if properly fertilized and all mineral levels are correct.
  6. CrewCutEnterprises

    CrewCutEnterprises LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 893

    Ok Yes i think I am wrong on this one.

    The driveway i understand, about 7 to 8 yards of pea gravel.

    the lawn is unlevel( from many large trees fallen fromt he hurricane) They wanted to fill in the front dips and reseed the whole front. the rear is ok but many small holes need to fill in.

    Whats the best way to go about this. Im new to this aspect of landscaping.

    The property dimentionsa are 186 long by 106 wide. its 19,716 sq feet.

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