lumpy lawn

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by Gr8WhiteNorth, Jul 8, 2010.

  1. Gr8WhiteNorth

    Gr8WhiteNorth LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 463

    A customer who we laid sod for a couple of years ago won't stop complaining that his lawn is "lumpy". The sod took very well, but when you run a mower over it you can feel there is divets all over it.

    Its almost as though someone walked through it when the topsoil was soaked and left footprints.

    I've tried aerating, rolling repeatedly, spot-topdressing, and power raking.

    Any other suggestions?
  2. Smallaxe

    Smallaxe LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 10,081

    Aerate heavily when the soil is dry. Topdress with compost, then let is all seek out its own level, rain/irrigation, without mechanical compaction or raking.

    It improves over time, if you make it a regular feature of annual lawncare. You can't fix such a bad mistake quickly.
  3. Gr8WhiteNorth

    Gr8WhiteNorth LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 463

    Thanks for the reply
  4. PSUturf

    PSUturf LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 663

    I agree with Smallaxe

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