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Lumpy lawn

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by The mayor, Jul 28, 2005.

  1. The mayor

    The mayor LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 592

    I have a customer with a house and yard that was built on a old apple orchard. Now I am assuming that the old roots from from the trees rotted away an now the yard is very lumpy with holes. The yard is about 3/4 of a acre. Not being a landscaper what would you suggest to smooth things over.
  2. lawnwizards

    lawnwizards LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,439

    it sounds like ground moles to me. set out a few traps and see if that doesn't clear things up for ya. :)
  3. cantoo

    cantoo LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,910

    Roll it in the spring or after a heavy rain, then aerate it a few times.
  4. bushtrimmer

    bushtrimmer LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 351

    if it's only 3/4 of an acre, just redo it.
    Mid august spray the whole thing with roundup
    End of august, spend the day Harley Raking it, seed, fertilize and lightly straw it. By the end of September it will be an awesome lawn.
  5. cantoo

    cantoo LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,910

    He did say it was an old apple orchard and full of roots. You might end up with a big mess on your hands if you spray it and try to rake it and find it's right full of low lying roots. Be careful how you price this repair.

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