How to Establish a Level Grade Line for Landscaping – This Old House

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This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook shares three methods for laying out perfectly level lines. (See below for a shopping list and tools.)

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Shopping List for Establishing a Level Grade Line for Landscaping:
– red food dye

Tools for Establishing a Level Grade Line for Landscaping:
– tape measure
– ground flags
– wooden grade stakes and nylon string
– small sledgehammer
– line level
– clear plastic tubing
– self-leveling laser level, transit rod and receiver

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