New Backyard Makeover
April 19th, 2018
Removal of a lawn and reseeding
We were asked to remove an existing lawn that had been wrecked by chafer beetles and reseed. This was a big task because it was a 2500 square foot lawn.
You can see the damage from the chafer beetle, and the poor yellowing of the lawn area in general
We needed a number of tools to do the job properly. Here is Kevin with a sod cutter loaded up in the back.
Using the sod cutter to peel away the existing grass, the waste was wheelbarrowed into a yard sod bin to be disposed of.
We then used a rototiller to cultivate the exposed soil. We always try to use green, fossil free methods when possible. Unfortunately, they don't have electric rototillers and sod cutters as far as we know, so we did use gas machines for this job.
Braden hard at work with the rake! Soil is leveled and raked with landscape rakes.
The lawn is prepped.
The lawn and garden beds weeded and cleaned, and new soil put down.
We also transplanted blueberry shrubs into the raised beds above the lawn. The weed barrier fabric is tamped down into the soil by 8 inch spiral nails.
The garden beds were cleaned and we used biodegradable cardboard sheet mulch for organic weed prevention.
The finished makeover. A native Red fescue seed was sown into the lawn area after it was leveled with a lawn water roller.
A YouTube timelapse of the lawn renovation.