AZ Lawn Newbie
Good evening all. Well I'm finally to the point where I think I can start growing a lawn in a small portion of my backyard here in Avondale, AZ. As you can see by the attached picture I just have dirt now.
The dirt you see is all at least an inch below my final grade. I already have sprinklers installed and they are at final grade.
I've never been past this point so bear with my lack of knowledge.
1) What do I need to use to get to final grade? Screened fill dirt, fertilizer?
2) Do I need to compact the final grade? Hand tamp or a roller?
3) I hear Rye is the way to go for winter. Is it too late? Are there different types? I think I want to use seed but I'm not sure?
I've done all of the work in this section so far including the deck/dock, planter wall and sprinklers so I'm pretty handy. I just need to know the exact step by step process from this point to a green lawn. The wife and dogs will be excited.
This is just a small section that I need lawn so I'm using it a my test area.
Any help would be greatly appreciated. Let me know if I need to provide more info. Thanks!!