Lumpy Lawn

Discussion in 'Homeowner Assistance Forum' started by AK in PA, Mar 14, 2002.

  1. AK in PA

    AK in PA LawnSite Member
    from PA
    Posts: 1

    I live in a zone of underlying limestone bedrock. The soil in my yard is a clayey silt, and it is very lumpy. What can be done to make my yard nice and smooth? The earth has been very moist and soft recently, so now is the time to probably try something. I've thought of running a heavy roller over it, but I don't think that would cut it. Thanks.
  2. ChadsLawn

    ChadsLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,110

    Rolling it would probably be the cheapest wat to go...or have your yard filled with dirt in the lower areas..1 of those 2 ways is what we would do down here in Florida..

  3. Russo

    Russo LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 287

    Is it lumpy or down right bumby? If it has just small ( 5-6inch) contours, rolling will help. But rolling will also cause compaction so consider aerating in combonation with rolling. My experience with aerating alone has convinced me that soil, just like water, will seek it's own level when allowed to move. A thorough aeration will facilitate this... and the more aerations, the more level over time. oh yeh, roll- then aerate.

    Good luck in Pa., Landscraper

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