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Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by jasonc0203, Apr 16, 2011.

  1. jasonc0203

    jasonc0203 LawnSite Member
    from N.C
    Posts: 48

    I own a lawncare & Landscaping company in Piedmont N.C. I have a job coming up soon to make a long story short im regrading a customers front and back yard to achieve proper drainage. I will be Using fill dirt with a final layer of top soil for the seed. I have alot of experience but this will be my first lawn from scratch. I would gladly appreciate some advice on getting the best results from the re planting. I am planning on fert the yard once the dirt is in and waiting two weeks before seed and straw. Obviously I would have rather planted a month ago or even fall but customer wants it done.

    Thanks in advance any tips, advice appreciated......
  2. Dr.NewEarth

    Dr.NewEarth LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,441

    Check your soil pH. You can put down the starter fertilizer at the same time as the seed.

    Try to put down lime a week to ten days before fertilizing. Lime depletes nitrogen.

    Use quality slow release fertilizers and grade one quality lawn seeds.
  3. Smallaxe

    Smallaxe LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 10,081

    Do you have a mechanical method of checking grade?

    Adding fill and topsoil, I'm assuming , no irrigation. That is probably going to be a big issue...

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