Afraid to tear up the yard

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by qcontrol23, Jul 16, 2008.

  1. qcontrol23

    qcontrol23 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 26

    I used a corer of my clients yard to stage dirt while i moved it from one point to another. Now im close to the bottom of the pile and am afraid of messing up the yard with the bobcat. Should i hand scoop and wheelbarrow it from here on out?? Then rake the area for clean-up afterward?? What is your suggestion?

    WALKER LANDSCAPE LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,413

    How long has it been sitting there?
  3. qcontrol23

    qcontrol23 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 26

    2 days...i have more coming later this week, would it make it easier if i put the load on a tarp?
  4. White Gardens

    White Gardens LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,776

    A tarp will definitivly help. Hand rake the area as best as you can. When I get to the bottom I use a leaf blower to move the rest of the dirt away from the blades of grass just to help it get going again. It's dusty, but works.

    Take it a step furthur when your done and throw down a little fertilizer and water it in to help it green up faster.

    Also, two days isn't bad. I don't like leaving a pile for more than four.
  5. KrayzKajun

    KrayzKajun LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,737

    very good advice!
  6. Summit L & D

    Summit L & D LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 269

    You're going to be hard pressed to not have to do some repair work if you have been using a bobcat to scoop the pile. There is a good chance that you are going to be re-sodding some of it.

    If I know that there will be turf damage, I figure the repair work into the original bid.
  7. MarcSmith

    MarcSmith LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,157

    I have dumped on plywood before to help keep the clean-up easier... and maintain the scoobability...
  8. qcontrol23

    qcontrol23 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 26

    By dumping on plywood i wouldnt have to worry about tearing into the lawn as well!!!
  9. qcontrol23

    qcontrol23 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 26

    I havent been scooping into the yard just from the upper bottome of the pile up.
  10. Hortus

    Hortus LawnSite Member
    Messages: 72

    Try to dump in a different spot and follow the previous posters advice to rejuvenate the original area.

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