Let me share 7 backyard grading tips. These tips can help you succeed with your backyard grading project. Your success will provide years of enjoyment for your family, friends and neighbors. Get out there and make the best backyard you can.
Contact Ms. Utility
Always contact Ms. Utility, prior to any excavation of grading work. Allow at least 48 hours for proper marking of the underground utilities.
Layout The Project Area
Know where you work area. I suggest you place wood stakes and define the outer perimeter of the project area.
Source Good Material
When it comes to grading material, be sure to locate a dependable supplier. You want to be sure to quality material with dependable delivery.
Use Sound and Safe Equipment
Locate well maintained earth moving equipment. When you project starts, your equipment needs to perform. Prior to engine start:
- Fill with fuel
- Check the oil
- Inspect the hydraulic fluid level
- Examine all hoses for leaks
- Grease all fittings
- Familiarize yourself with all machine operations and engine indicators
Hire a Skilled Operator
I can’t say enough about a skilled operator. The skilled operator can turn your backyard grading project into a real masterpiece.
When it comes to the seed, I always purchase seed from a local landscape supply house. The local landscape supply house often has a high quality seed product. In addition, I advocate for heavy grass seeding. With great quality seed and heavy seeding, remember to apply water. Keep it damp and the grass seed will take.
Straw is an important component for a successful backyard grading project. The straw will mitigate erosion and provide nutrition and protection of your grass seed.
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