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22 Jun, 2011

how to dig 3 inches deep perfectly level area?

Posted by: aaa_janitor In: Backyard Putting Greens

I am making a putting green in my backyard and need to dig 3 inches deep. I did not realize there were such things as sod cutters so i just finished digging out the grass area. Now after raking it, it still is very uneven and not 3 inches deep everywhere. The area is 20×20. The next step is compacting sub base. So do i even need the dirt to be level if i am adding tons of sub base and compacting it?

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2 Responses to "how to dig 3 inches deep perfectly level area?"

1 | Mr. Mole

June 22nd, 2011 at 5:30 am

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yes, well to start you off, in one corner of the plot, drive into the ground, a 2×2" square peg to the level of the FINISHED height, Now get your spirit level and a plank of STRAIGHT wood about 10ft long, Drive a small nail into the top of the peg. Now tie the start of your ball of string on the nail.OK? Grab your 10ft plank and lay it to the peg. before the end of the plank drine in another peg and lay the plank edgeways up, on both pegs and with your spirit level on top of the plank check for level. Carry on in this fashion until you get back to the first peg. ALL PEGS SHOULD BE LEVEL. Don’t forget a nail in each of the pegs to tie you line to. Tie your line going from peg 1 to 2 and so on. For the overall check for overall level, you will need diagonal lines, IE corner to corner, now just have fun

2 | XTX

June 22nd, 2011 at 5:30 am

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=== look at the hardware store for a ""string level"" this will give u some help in getting the area to a level course …. the dirt should be eye level and then the sub base and compaction will be easy to manage …

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