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??
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.