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RE: i messed up, i need advice with lawn renovation (Follow-Up #1)

posted by: tiemco on 05.31.2012 at 08:36 pm in Lawn Care Forum

Wow. Well at least you are honest. I think you pulled the trigger a bit early, but it's too late to undo the Round-up. Since everything is dead or dying, there's not a whole lot you can do, but here's what I would do: Soil test (www.loganlabs.com), get the basic $20 test. Once the results come back, you can add any amendments to your soil, and you won't have to worry about it affecting your grass. Tilling is generally not recommended since it, as you found out, brings up weed seeds, and as you will find out, can lead to a lumpy lawn. You have some time to think about what kind of grass you want, and people on here can help, but we need to know where you live (city, state), and what the conditions of the yard are with regards to how much sun it gets. If your yard has settled with a lot of bumps and holes you can fix that before you seed. Periodically you will get new weeds which is good, since you can take care of them before you seed. If you have shade issues, you can trim or remove trees since you don't have to worry about messing up your lawn. That's basically it, but I'm sure other people will have some more things you can do.

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:CRIES: i just spent the past month using a garden claw to weed and break up my old, destroyed lawn, to prep it for grass seed and a few garden beds. now i'm terrified all the meticulous picking and pulling out of weed roots was for nothing and i've just cultivated new weeds with my pseudo-tilling.
clipped on: 06.03.2012 at 12:34 am    last updated on: 06.03.2012 at 12:41 am