spiceEpepper
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leveling my back yard.

I have never done landscaping before. I am looking for a good way to level out my back yard. Any suggestions?
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How bad is it? What type of soil? Is it covered with grass?
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tomf
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How big is it? Show photos and we may know what to say. You can rent a compact tractor to do it.

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Sometimes the irregular undulations of a yard's surface are beneficial. As in, possibly discouraging draining water into your basement, or providing a berm for sound abatement. Some gardeners would prefer to garden on hills, some would prefer trenching, depending on your local conditions.

If you have a lot of trees, changing the level of the soil they are using could kill or hurt the trees.

It's all pretty variable. For all I know you have some mole tunnels and a few areas of compaction that need amendment. That's easy enough to handle.

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