Levelling / Grading

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by alpine692003, Mar 27, 2004.

  1. alpine692003

    alpine692003 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Okay guys, what do you think about this problem? The bricks you see just lead into the house but you can step out of the bricks and into the lawn..

    I was thinking

    1) till existing soil using my shindaiwa power attachment tiller
    1a) remove moss in all the pictures below
    2) add topsoil / lime
    3) rake it smooth
    4( apply grass seeed, use lawn roller 1/3 full

    what do you guys think?

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  2. alpine692003

    alpine692003 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    here's another one from her gateway entrance in the back.

    Same solution? :confused:

    entrance to gateway.jpg
     
  3. alpine692003

    alpine692003 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Another picture from the rear of the 2nd picture.

    gated pathway.jpg
     
  4. alpine692003

    alpine692003 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,502

    So what do you guys think is the best solution for both pictures? opinions?
     
  5. pcnservices

    pcnservices LawnSite Senior Member
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    picture 1:
    I will remove the old dead grass (in that walk way) and extend the paving to the main lawn area.
    You will have a hard time establishing lawn in the pictured area. Problems you might expierence there is traffic and if it is wet like I see in the picture it's even worse. Other problems there can be shade from the neighboring vegetation and the grass and soil dont dry off enough causing the grass to rot.
    Picture 2:
    Looks like a drainage problem (I see standing water puddles there) I'll do the same on the other end of that gate too. Get it graded so water will run off and put down a few more of those slate stones. Seed inbetween them.
    Good Luck
    PC
     
  6. alpine692003

    alpine692003 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Yes, I understand what you are saying.. What do you think of my suggestion below?

    1) till existing soil using my shindaiwa power attachment tiller
    1a) remove moss in all the pictures below
    2) add topsoil / lime
    3) rake it smooth
    4( apply grass seeed, use lawn roller 1/3 full
     
  7. pcnservices

    pcnservices LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 614

    Your plan is great. I think anything you try or any effort can only improve the situation.
    I dont know up in Canada but around here the guys will aerate and seed or interseed. We will also put a little bit of starter fertilizer (13-13-13) down on the newly seeded or sodded areas. Have you considered sodding those areas?
    PC
     

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