How to DIY Level front yard?

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I have a pretty bumpy front yard. I recently removed three trees from my yard so now I have the ability to level the yard. I'm just not sure where to start.
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  • Doris Smitherman-Swope Doris Smitherman-Swope on Jun 20, 2017
    Just order a dump truck load of top soil or sand and start shoveling and spreading with an iron rake.... It is hard work and very taxing but it is the only way to make sure all the holes are filled because you will be walking around and you might find some that you missed!!! Or if you have the knowledge to run a small rentable front in loader and a roller machine it can be done faster...

  • Diana Deiley Diana Deiley on Jun 20, 2017
    Whichever way you choose to level your front yard, be sure to slope it away from the house for drainage reasons. This will ensure that there's no standing water near the foundation of your home. Best of luck.

  • Melissa V Melissa V on Jun 20, 2017
    Did they grind the tree stumps down after removing them? That would be first on the list. Then I would rototill the whole thing (you didn't say what you planned to do with the yard). Then move ahead with leveling with what you have before adding more soil.
    Would like to see before and after pics!😊

  • Pegg77 Pegg77 on Jun 20, 2017
    Melissa is correct. If you plan to have a nice level lawn, the last layer should be the best top soil you can find. Then I would invest in high quality sod. I would try to find out where the sod comes from and go take a look. Check to see if there are a lot of weeds. If you plan to add a sprinkler system, put it in before the sod.

  • Lisa L Smith Lisa L Smith on Jun 20, 2017
    depending on the size of the area and the holes, you will most likely want to go to a nursery that sells fill dirt. Most deliver. You can then shovel the dirt onto the yard and use a simple metal rake to level it out. Make sure you turn on the sprinklers once you think it's level. You will see if the water causes any of it to sink back into a hole. If it does add a bit more fill dirt.