Should I fertilize before or after lawn leveling?
We have bermuda grass and a very, very uneven yard from when our house was built 2 years ago. We are leveling it with sand next week. Before we level, we will be mowing it as low as possible, bagging the clippings, and then aerating and picking up the plugs. I'm aware that the benefits of aeration is controversial, but we are going to try it anyway. We have awful, hard clay soil here and getting water to penetrate is almost impossible. It starts to run off as soon as we turn on the water. I'm also going to try the baby shampoo method and hopefully between the 2, we will see some results. We have already applied a pre-emergent. I know we need to fertilize, but do I do it now, or wait until we level the yard? Will I need to apply another preemergent after we level? Thanks!