Proper Grading

Discussion in 'Homeowner Assistance Forum' started by blaze347, Mar 14, 2004.

  1. blaze347

    blaze347 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 101

    I have about 3 acres of ground that I need to grade. My house is sitting "up" ok, but the rest of the yard is holding water. It is a brand new yard that was a farmfield, so I have a lot of work to do. All the "experts" in my family tell me once I get grass planted that this will take care of the problem. I know it will help, but it is not going to take care of the problem. I dont want to buy $3000 worth of seed to have the grass turn yellow and die because of the standing water. What is the best way to go about getting a good grade on this ground? I have all the equipment at my disposal(one of the above mentioned experts is my father in law that does every aspect of landscaping except the grass part...trees, mulch, backhoe rental etc..)Any help would be greatly appreciated.
  2. gravedigger5

    gravedigger5 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 505

    When we use to farm we used drainage/field tile (perforated), especialy on flater ground. You will need to run it to a ditch or out on the lowest part of your property.
  3. joshua

    joshua LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,226

    drain tile is the way to go, you really don't want to get into having more top soil brought in, that can get extremely costly fast and may not solve the problem.

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