Landscape Design forum: Stripping land to dirt

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Jul 14, 2020 2:14 PM CST
Hello all!

I have a 5,000 sq foot yard that wraps around my house. A lot of it is dirt and there are intermittent foxtails and other types of weeds. The foxtails are my main concern for my dogs.

I want to strip this whole area down to dirt for now.

Is there any good way to do this? I am currently using a rake and a shovel in tandem and it works but progress is slow. I feel like there has to be a better way.

Thank you!
Name: Amanda
KC metro area, Missouri (Zone 6a)
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Jul 14, 2020 6:55 PM CST
Fastest way is Groundclear but then you have to keep the dogs out for a certain amount of time.

Jul 16, 2020 3:45 PM CST
My property also has a half acre of wooded area and tall foxtails. I want to turn this whole half acre into trees and dirt. Can someone help me with how the heck I can do that? The foxtails and weeds are dead I just need to start scraping over a large area

Update for the smaller area I talked about. I used a hula how and now that 5,000 sq ft area is all nice clean dirt. I really need help with the large half acre wooded area

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