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How much loam

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by J Berry, May 27, 2001.

  1. J Berry

    J Berry LawnSite Member
    from nh
    Messages: 21

    I am doing my first lawn redo next week
    the area is 5700 sq ft i'm looking at a
    four inchs of coverage. I talked to a more
    experinced landscaper and we came up with
    75 yards of loam it sounds like alot, but
    I guess not sence it is a good size area to
    cover. I am a solo operator, but have foung someone
    with a bobcat to move it around for me.
    does this yardage sound about right.
    Any other imput would also be great.
    Grass Tender's Lawn Service
  2. Comet

    Comet LawnSite Member
    Messages: 165

    5700sqft @ 4" cover = 69.67 yards
    A lot depends if there has been low spots to fill to bring it up to a good final grade
    I havnt seen it
  3. J Berry

    J Berry LawnSite Member
    from nh
    Messages: 21

    The area I will be covering
    does have alot of low spots
    that will need extra loam to
    bring to level.
    Thanks for any input
  4. kris

    kris LawnSite Bronze Member
    from nowhere
    Messages: 1,578

    for 4 inches coverage... 70 yards is right
  5. thelawnguy

    thelawnguy LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,411

    Thats quite a bit for re-doing an existing lawn. An inch or two is more than plenty without creating a giant pitchers mound out of the lawn. Just enough to cover the old remnants has been my experience.
  6. paul

    paul Lawnsite Addict
    Messages: 1,625

    Adding 4"to a lawn? Are you taking any out? I have problems when someone says they are adding that much to a home. Are you going to change the grade that much so the down spouts might not direct the water away from the home? What other problems might you cause? I'd rethink you figures!
  7. Comet

    Comet LawnSite Member
    Messages: 165

    Im assuming he did a removal or it was a new construction project.
    Like I indicated <I havnt seen it> but the yardage is right on the money for those specs asked.
    Yes you will need to refigure if its an existing lawn there already regardless of low spots.
  8. J Berry

    J Berry LawnSite Member
    from nh
    Messages: 21

    The lawn was all pretty much ripped up due
    to a new well and some more drain pipes put
    in. Right now there is not grass on the areas
    that I wll be redoing and the grade is very unlevel.
    Thanks for all the input so far

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