Hello: We recently had an area of our yard re-landscaped. The area was higher then the rest of the yard and had once been landscaped with mulch and some bushes that were not cared for and dying.
The landscapers scraped down the high spot and were supposed to prep the area for seeding, spread fertilizer, apply grass seed and cover with a straw mat.
Well, they leveled out the area and all I saw when they were finished was an area well covered with straw. A few weeks later it looked as though the grass was coming in. Once we removed the straw, were we surprised.
Our new lawn consists of some sad looking grass, a lot of weeds, crabgrass, fescue and rocks and cow teeth. There are several bare areas of dried up dirt with stones in it.
We were told that the new soil contained cattle bone which was supposed to supply calcium to the soil. The landscaper knew that the large bones and teeth were there. He pointed it out and laughed.
I now think they were laughing at me, since the yard looks so awful.
Has anyone ever heard of soil like this being used for a new lawn? The grass is so sparse and looks like it is kind of burnt out. The weeds are growing quite well and we do keep the area watered as advised by the landscaper.
I think we are going to have to retill the whole area, apply topsoil and reseed.