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    Quote Originally Posted by SaveByRichter35 View Post
    Ahhhh its finally lawn season again. Did my first mow of the season on the front lawn yesterday. Also threw down prodiamine pre emergent, although a week later than I hoped to. I am currently doing some leveling in the nicer part of the back yard, getting rid of some dips and ruts.

    We're in the process of refinancing right now and looking forward to getting some major projects done.
    For a backyard rink???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Morphinity View Post
    How do you do that? My backyard looks like the Somme.
    Sand, actually. Preferably screened and washed masonry sand, like used for pavers, etc. I know you wouldn't think to use sand in the lawn but its the best option because it is self leveling. I made a mixture of about 70% sand, sprinkled in some Milorganite(you can use any similar organic fertilizer) and the rest topsoil and mix it up real well. You want to get some kind of organic matter in with the sand to better amend the soil hence the topsoil and the organic fert. Dump the mixture into your ruts a little at a time and lightly rake it in and spread it out level. The two advantages of the sand is, again, its self leveling the more it gets wet, and also the particles are big enough that the grass should be able to grow through it where as if you just dump topsoil on top it'll suffocate and kill the grass under it and you'll end up having to reseed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by josh View Post
    For a backyard rink???
    Little late for that now lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by SaveByRichter35 View Post
    Little late for that now lol
    well, you dont level it when the ground is frozen. You gotta get it ready for next winter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Morphinity View Post
    How do you do that? My backyard looks like the Somme.
    Pay some one LOL.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete View Post
    Pay some one LOL.
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    I signed up for the "Platinum Program" they showed up and rolled it yesterday. I feel better already.

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    Quote Originally Posted by josh View Post
    well, you dont level it when the ground is frozen. You gotta get it ready for next winter.
    I know I was joking obviously.
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    Pay some one LOL.
    Something like this is easy work. Its a waste to pay someone else to do that. Save the hard earned money for the harder work.

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    Nothing easier than watching someone else do it
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vodka Drunkenski View Post
    Nothing easier than watching someone else do it
    Touche lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by SaveByRichter35 View Post
    I know I was joking obviously.

    Something like this is easy work. Its a waste to pay someone else to do that. Save the hard earned money for the harder work.
    My whole yard is dips and ruts, and erosion meant it needed to be re-pitched away from my house. You've probably got a less significant issue.

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