Yard gurus take a look, need your advice

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Craftybigdog, Jul 25, 2002.

  1. Craftybigdog

    Craftybigdog LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 425

    Hello guys Im new to this site but my question is, I just had a house built and its 1.6 acres. Well it use to be a pasture so it has alot of weeds around the house they put down seed and its coming up okay but the topsoil they used is terrible. I cut the yard several times tried to harley rake it because its real bumpy but the ground is real hard so I aerated real well and fertilized it and put down some seed but I think its time to aerate it again. Whats the best way and when to get a nice yard going and how would you level it out and get rid of the weeds? Thanks for the help!
  2. HarryD

    HarryD LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,068

    hire a local lawn care operator to take care of ya tell him your willing to help him out if he gives ya a break on his price ;)
  3. Craftybigdog

    Craftybigdog LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 425

    Forget it I want to do it myself so its done right, thanks though!:blob4:
  4. Alan

    Alan Member
    Messages: 1,185

    I'm sorry to jump on your case here, but that remark really bugs me. You don't trust anybody to do it right, for a price, but you're here, asking LCOs who do not have ot deal with you face-to-face for free advice. If you can't, or won't, trust the local guys why should you trust us, given the anonymity of the computer?
  5. Craftybigdog

    Craftybigdog LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 425

    Alright I didnt mean to offend anyone let me re-word it I would rather learn to do it myself so I wouldnt have to pay anyone I have access to all the equipment, Im one of those people that dispise paying someone to do something, when I can do it and learn in the process!
  6. HarryD

    HarryD LawnSite Bronze Member
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  7. Turtle II

    Turtle II LawnSite Member
    Messages: 152

    Try seedland.com. Thats how I found this great place. They have tons of info there. Also many big universities have web sites devoted to turf management.

    You're in luck too because late summer / early fall is the best time to establish a new or re-do a lawn....

  8. crazygator

    crazygator LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,048

    I would seperate the 2 issues.

    1) Bring in more top soil and spread it where you are having the uneven area's. Or till / harley rake again making sure it is all level (which might take some time due to large area).

    2) Once you have a level soil base then areate (if needed) reseed and fertilize this fall. You can look in the phone book for a Lesco. Go and tell them what your dealing with and they can offer others things to think about.

    I hope it get to the point you want!

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