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Seed or Sod

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by blk90s13, Mar 25, 2012.

  1. blk90s13

    blk90s13 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,452

    The customer is a very loyal customer she dropped the ball in my field and said what ever you see right do and let me know how much before starting work


    She got a company that wants to till the yard 2 feet down and seed it :rolleyes: lool

    and another wants to sod it after tilling the yard as well, does anyone use sod cutters anymore ?


    I would use a sod cutter take all the old crap away new 1/2 in to an inch of topsoil level it all up and then dont know what would work best


    They have irrigation system so watering will be regular also she got lawn doctor treating the lawn

    here is some pictures of what it looks like now

    area is roughly 3000 sq/ft

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  2. nobody is going to till it two feet down (good snow job) get a sod cutter or harley rake or whatever and sod it
     
  3. grandview (2006)

    grandview (2006) LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,466

    Roundup it. Bring in a few inches of topsoil then seed or sod it. To much tilling will just make low points on it.
     
  4. JR88

    JR88 LawnSite Member
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    Like Grandview said.. Round up, mow it down to nothing, than topsoil, than seed. Done.
     
  5. blk90s13

    blk90s13 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,452

    What if I dont wanna spray it ? I have license and all but dont want to use chemicals for my own reasons ?

    is it too late in NJ to seed now ? and maybe up to 2 weeks from now ?
     
  6. grandview (2006)

    grandview (2006) LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,466

    OK .No round up,Put the topsoil down and seed it. The owner could always contract for weeds after the lawn is established. But if you go sod,I'd kill it off first.
     
  7. blk90s13

    blk90s13 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,452

    Yea I think that's what I will go for just bury all the grass with nice layer of topsoil and seed it.
     
  8. ValterBorges

    ValterBorges LawnSite Member
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    Get a soil sample too probably want to lime it.
     
  9. ValterBorges

    ValterBorges LawnSite Member
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    Heat from drive way and road salt will kill the edge grass maybe some mulch and shrubs for the edges.
     
  10. Snyder's Lawn Inc

    Snyder's Lawn Inc LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,541

    I would till it and re grade it and hydro seed it
    Thats myself
    that spraying it and adding top soil and seeding or sod you going raise the grade and will looks bad a long the drive way walk

    All depends what equipment you have to do the job right
     

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