Advice on yard leveling

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Stonehead1011
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Advice on yard leveling

Post by Stonehead1011 » Fri May 17, 2019 7:18 pm

Hello im new to the forum and looking forward to learning more about managing my lawn. I’m on a 1/3 acre plot with established grass with a heavy clay content soil that is very bumpy and cracks in the dry months in northwest Indiana.

I’ve been reading up and watching videos on top dressing my lawn and I think I have a good game plan but want to see what others think or have any input.

First off I’m gonna dethatch my lawn and give it a week or two rest before I aerate it and remove the plugs since I have a heavy clay soil. Then I’m gonna treat it with milorganite and then level it with some topsoil from a local nursery.

Does this sound like a good attack plan for my yard? Any input/advice is welcome. Thank you in advance.

Jayray
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Re: Advice on yard leveling

Post by Jayray » Sat May 18, 2019 12:43 am

I’m not an expert but from spending too much time around here I know most people will use 100% sand if the desired outcome is only to level. I have clay and am going to aerate and level with 1/4 inch of sand soon.

stotea
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Re: Advice on yard leveling

Post by stotea » Sat May 18, 2019 12:57 am

Topsoil also tends to have weed seed in it.

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