GRADING- It is basically the leveling out of any uneven ground whether for project preparation, better drainage, or visual effect.

 

This picture shows a graded area and the start of a stone walkway installation.

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After the grading is completed this picture shows what the finished walkway looks like mulched.

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Grading can also be used to flatten out an area for the installation of a vegetable patch or garden. This picture also shows a fence around the structure to keep out any unwanted animal attention.

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This picture shows an area graded inside a retaining wall so that a swing set can be placed.

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Grading a large field for the installation of tree rows. This land will then be over-seeded, fertilized and have straw placed over it to allow fast, healthy grass growth.

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As you can see with these many examples, grading is an extremely useful landscaping tool. Some other reasons why you may need grading help is the installation/ repair of a septic tank, ground pipe removal/ placement, or above ground pool installation. Grading takes special equipment and knowledge to do right.