Friday, July 15, 2016

New house with dead lawn.

We just moved into a new house and the yard/lawn is in poor condition. There are small patches of grass but then a lot of weeds and areas of hard, packed down dirt. The previous owners watered some, but their irrigation system broke, and at some point after they moved out just stopped watering.

The guys who did our yardwork at our previous house have quoted us $10,000 to re-grass the entire lawn. The steps involved are:

  • Raking the entire lawn to break up the soil and weeds.
  • Cutting the entire lawn very low, down to just above the soil.
  • Using round-up weed killer on the entire lawn to kill every plant.
  • Wait for the round-up to work. (One week?)
  • Deposit a layer of high quality soil on top of the entire lawn.
  • Deposit sod grass on top of that.
  • Adjust sprinkler heads so that they are not buried (some will need to be raised, and they know how to do that).
  • Sprinkle the lawn.
  • Wait for lawn to lay down roots and grow.

Does this seem like a fair price for the work? What are our alternatives? This will be on top of the cost of putting in a new sprinkler system.


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