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daigo75
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 29, 2012 7:22 pm    Post subject: Flattening uneven garden Reply with quote

Hi all,
I hope I'm posting in the right forum. Now that the good season is coming and I can have more time (and daylight) I was making plans to "fix" a bit the garden of the house where I'm living. The main issue is that the lawn hasn't seen much care in about 15 years. Before I can do anything with it, I have to solve a key issue, which is the unevenness of the surface. It's extremely bumpy, with holes and bumps everywhere. Also, the backyard is sloped, which makes it practically impossible to mow the lawn as the mower either gets stuck in a hole or tips over.

I'm therefore thinking of evening the surface as the first thing, and I'm looking for information on how to do it. Someone suggested me to use a tiller to loosen the soil and then find a way to spread and flatten it, but I wonder how such tiller would deal with rocks and other "unexpected solids". I laid down a path using recovered slabs, and, while digging, I found rocks twice the size of my head two inches below the surface. Not to mention the infinite amount of rubble buried there.

I know I'm giving myself a big constraint with this, but I'll be looking for the cheapest solution, as I'm renting and, although I got the permission to do what I described, I'll have to bear the costs of the whole thing (which makes sense).

Thanks in advance for all the answers. Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 29, 2012 7:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

what you need is a Blec stone raker, this will even the bumps and leave a nice surface for planting on provided you kill the existing grass first. They can be hired and take a bit of practice to get the hang of. but great machine
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