The previous owner of my home built a mound about 15-20 in diameter and
maybe 2 feet high at the center. This has been here several years so it is
covered with St. Augustine. I want to remove it, because is serves no
useful purpose for us and it blocks drainage in that part of the yard.
I don't know the best way to go about this. Should I just attack it with a
shovel or rent a tiller, or pay someone to scoop it with a bobcat and just
re-sod the naked ground? I fear the shovel approach would take quite a
while by myself. The dirt is most likely a combination of top soil and
clay, mostly clay.
I'd lasso it, take a couple wraps around the front bumper (you'll wana see
all the details in real time) of yer' 53' DeSoto, slam it into "R" (for
mound Removal) and 'put the pedal 2 the metal'. The next cloudburst will do
the cleanup fer' ya.
Yer much abliged.
It seems to me that the real question is, where do you put the topsoil etc
when you scoop it up, either by shovel, bobcat, or otherwise ?
A backhoe (with frontloader bucket) could do this job in an hour maximum,
including scooping the topsoil/sod/dirt up, and dumping the scoops into his
dump truck, and haul the entire thing off.
One hour of backhoe work in your community may vary, but perhaps it is
$55-65. Of course, any backhoe owner wouldn't load and unload for just
one hour, so perhaps he would do it for $150-200.
I would investigate backhoe operators in your area. Ask them out and they
will give you a price.
Good Luck !!
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