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Question DetailsAsked on 6/12/2014

How much should it cost to beautify a 1 acre lawn, i.e. bald spots, lots & lots of weeds, dips, rid uneven grass

Some area of my grass has different shades of grass, unevenness, lots and lots of weeds, clover, dips, bald spots, perhaps some spots ph is not to part. Overall grass is not looking pretty, some areas are but most need to be corrected.

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Depends on problem, amount and type of weeds, thickness of topsoil, etc. Could run from around $600 for one-time weed-n-feed fertilizer application and maybe some lime or sulfate to adjust pH (with no low spot help), to as much as $40,000 range to retopsoil and totally resod to $50-60,000 for sodding plus sprinkler system - or anything in between.

Get some landscape companies who do a lot of lawn work to come out and give bids - and preferably for multi-stage individual selectable work items, so you can change contractors if first action by contractor does not visibly help.

Just totally off the cuff andvisualizing what your problem might look like - assuming your problem is not predominately lack of water, I would say you are looking at $2-4,000 to smooth out the worst sharp dips (not large general swales) and reseed those areas, and several courses of weed n feed then fertilizer over the course of a year to start to whip it into some kind of shape - not including mowing or watering cost of course. If significant uneven spots then could quickly climb to $5-10,000. Then probably about $1000 more for next year or two for additional feed and pH treatments as applicable.

Cost depends on amount of weeds, topsoil condition and thickness, amount fo roughness to be fixed, water conditions and availability (most usual cause of poor looking lawns), whether better to fix existing lawn or kill it and then till it under and start afresh,, or weed kill it then topsoil (if necessary) and then resod it - TREMENDOUS price difference between those solutions, and a lot depends on how much you are prepared to put into it, both in $ and in watering time (or cost for sprinkler system), and in water cost if metered water usage.

Answered 6 years ago by LCD

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