Ensuring a lawn doesn't heave

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by DragonflyGardening, May 1, 2012.

  1. DragonflyGardening

    DragonflyGardening LawnSite Member
    Messages: 47

    I'm replacing a lawn for a couple who have a lot of weeds, perhaps some slugs, and a lot of heaving. I just was looking for any tips for making sure the new lawn doesn't heave again in a few years.

    Basic process I'm looking at:

    Sod cutter
    Till so that it can be levelled
    Add a bit of compost/topsoil - level

    Any tips or tricks I should be thinking about?
  2. agrostis

    agrostis LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,545

    There are no tip's or trick's to stop frost heave's that i know of.
  3. mdlwn1

    mdlwn1 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,443

    Anything that holds moisture will heave. Sandy soil will move much less if at all.
  4. grandview (2006)

    grandview (2006) LawnSite Gold Member
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