07:56AM | 04/15/02
Member Since: 04/08/01
14 lifetime posts
I have an older home where the prior occupants neglected the back yard. One of the problems is that the lawn is shot. There are more brown patches than grass. I would like to start over by tilling and replanting grass. My lawn is approx. 50 x 100. and 90% of the lawn will be in the sun all the time. I live in S. NJ. What are the steps involved and what type of grasses should I plant??


08:42PM | 05/10/02
Member Since: 02/13/99
75 lifetime posts
Kill the existing ground cover with Roundup or equivalent. Approx 3 weeks later skim the top 1-3 inches off with a bobcat. Bring in new loom and cover 3-4 inches deep. If not hydroseeding mix starter fertilizer and seed in unspread loom. Spread loom and grade. Keep damp for 2-3 weeks. Do not puddle. Try Kentucky bluegrass or Rye Grass in Northeast.


02:18AM | 05/13/02
Member Since: 10/19/98
223 lifetime posts
No need to remove the existing top soil.
Kill the existing grass.
Rent a seeder and cover the lawn in 2 directions.
Check with the local nurseries but you probably want one of the new fescues. These are very drought and disease tolerant.


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