Newbie needs some grass help
I usually spend my time over in the home forums, But today i turn to you. DH and I closed on our first home in december. Just before closing the previous owners had to replace the septic system. What we now have is heaps of straw, with no grass growing underneath and lota of huge rocks all over the place.
What we want is a lush, rock free lawn. Enter the landscapers. 1st quote came in at 5k to rake up all the rocks, level out the yard with the leftover sifted fill from when the septic was replaced, seed, and cover with peat moss
2nd quote came in at 3k for basically the same thing, except rocks are manually raked, and straw is used as a seed cover instead of moss.
Being that this is our first time. Are these quotes average? high? low? Is moss really worth that extra expense?Is there anything else I should be aware of?
We are in NJ and our yard is about .75acre.