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Sinking Lawn Job

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by dsikaras, Mar 25, 2010.

  1. dsikaras

    dsikaras LawnSite Member
    Messages: 11

    We have a lawn that is sinking in certain areas. The combined area sinking is about 206 sq ft or 2.6 cubic yards. The areas are sinking about 1.5 to 2 inches. The client would like to pull up the existing grass, level out the lawn with new soil, and put the original grass on it & seed it. We were planning on putting 4 inches of new soil. We are getting soil at $27/yard, how much would you think we should price this job at? How long would this job take for a 2 man crew? Please give us suggestions if there is another way to perform the job. Thank You
  2. MarkintheGarden

    MarkintheGarden LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,133

    You need a sod cutter, a machine that cuts up the sod in neat strips. If the turf is not good and thick the sod will fall apart in pieces. If the turf is good it will roll up neatly and you can set it to the side.

    How long it will take depends on several factors, like how long will it take to get the soil to the work area. How much soil will you be using?
  3. ajslands

    ajslands LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,238

    also time consuption will depend on equipment, dingo would probaly be faster than a wheel barrel, and a skid-ster even faster. the sod cutter you can rent at your local home depot or sun belt rentals. actaully their might be a skid-steer attachment that is a sod cutter.

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