NEED HELP!! - Lawn Renovation

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by lamblawnscaping, Feb 17, 2002.

  1. lamblawnscaping

    lamblawnscaping LawnSite Member
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    This lawn is in need of some serious help. The customer wants a quality lawn. I was hoping I could get suggestions from some of you that have done jobs similar to this. This guy had a sprinkler system installed last fall so irrigation will not be a problem. It will be a little shady though when there are leaves on the trees.

    I am thinking that I will need to bring in a bunch of top soil to make the ground level and cover up exposed roots, so I guess the sprinkler heads will have to be raised. What would you all do. I need to get a proposal together within the next couple of days. Thanks in advance for your input.

    Chris Lamb
    Lamb Lawnscaping

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  2. lamblawnscaping

    lamblawnscaping LawnSite Member
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    Heres another pic.

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  3. MuskTurfKing

    MuskTurfKing LawnSite Senior Member
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    EEK!

    Talk about bare, have fun on that, sorry about this post that contributes nothing at all.

    Hank
     
  4. lamblawnscaping

    lamblawnscaping LawnSite Member
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    Heres one more, last one.

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  5. PrimeGreen Lawn

    PrimeGreen Lawn LawnSite Member
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    Looks really compact! I probably would add about 4 inches of topsoil and sod. Dosen't look like a lot of property as far as square footage. I've been charging about $1.10 to 1.25 per square foot.

    Scott
     
  6. creative concepts

    creative concepts LawnSite Member
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    I would definetly add topsoil and speak to a tree specialist about opening the canopy to allow more light to penetrate to the ground. It looks like it will be a tough job without getting more sunlight. Best of luck.

    Chris
    Creative Concepts Landscape Design & Management
     
  7. Your on you own buddy, there's a reason no grass is growing.

    PH levels

    Too much shade

    No sun light

    Compaction

    Looks like there is some run off problems

    Trim up the trees.
    Raising Irr. heads is easy
    Bring in soil
    Etc...
    Etc...

    Now keep in mind this is a high maintenance lawn, it will need seeding every year. Shade grass is hard to keep.

    Jaguar Fecue
    Perannial Rye
    A dence shade grass

    Suggestion; do not this this by the sq/ft

    This is a materials plus man hours job.

    PH test

    Aerate

    Spread top soil

    Find a hydro seeder in your area

    After that your on your own.

    My ballpark around $1300 (does not inclued tree trimming)
     
  8. lamblawnscaping

    lamblawnscaping LawnSite Member
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    Why hydro seed LGF ?

    How much topsoil would you be bringing in for 1300?

    If the trees are going to be opened up why shade seed?

    Took a soil sample today, should have results back in a couple weeks.

    I was thinking lesco's shade mix - chewings fescue, creeping red fescue, etc.

    Haven't heard of shade-mix sod, have any of you?
     
  9. 1) faster results, and no raking of straw or not using a mulch to cover seed. very costly both ways Hydro seed ing will be the less costing in the long run.

    2) atleast 13 yrds, just a ruff guesstamte.

    3) you are giving more sun light, grass needs direct sun light to grow. You are not taking all the tress down.

    4) done ( Lime to specs )

    5) Mix your own seed

    6) unless they grow it in the shade. I doubt that lol.
     
  10. lamblawnscaping

    lamblawnscaping LawnSite Member
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    Heres a little more info the areas that are mostly bare total about 7000 square feet.

    I was thinking top soil at about 3 inches. That comes out to about 65 yards of topsoil. Right?

    What would you all pay for 65 yards of topsoil?
     

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