New Lawn vs Lawn Renovation?
It all depends on if you need to adjust the grade.
New Lawn for Correcting Grade Changes
Grade refers to low or high areas and drainage slopes.
Low Lawn Areas - These can be manually raised with topsoil, if it’s a small area. For larger low lawn areas, a power rake may be needed to ensure uniform grade. A chunk of sod can’t be used to fill in a low spot. It is just too lumpy and always the wrong height.
High Lawn Areas – This is where my Harley Power Rake sets itself apart from the competition. Typically, high lawn areas are scrapped off and hauled away.
One problem with scraping and hauling away soil is the added cost to dispose of it. A bigger problem with hauling away old topsoil is that’s where the nutrients are. You could be throwing away years, decades, or even centuries worth of nutrient build up. Once you have scraped off the old topsoil you have to buy some new fluffy topsoil (which is somewhat sterile and will decompose quickly and create low spots again).
The clay soil in the Fraser Valley can’t be raked by hand to level it out. My Harley Power Rake can pulverize and loosen up the entire area and repurpose the existing nutrients to create a fluffy mixture. It blends all the high and low areas and provides a uniform grade. I can also laser grade your lawn for perfect drainage slopes.