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James Eric
09-17-2008, 08:00 AM
I have an 1/2 acre field and I'd like to replace it with lawn grass. This is what I have now? Should I till it, aerate and over seed this mess or what?

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I'm in Maryland

ponyboy
09-17-2008, 05:42 PM
kill it off(round up,sythe, etc.. wait 1 week) thatch it up and start fresh slit seed aerate and broadcast more seed, then cover with penn mulch start watering an din 3 weeks you will have a good lawn

dbsoccer
09-17-2008, 05:47 PM
What do you mean "thatch it up"?

With a similar situation I have considered renting a sod cutter and removing the current lawn. It sounds like that is unnecessary.

Another question: My lawn boarders right next to my neighbor. If I use Round up, how do I keep from killing the edge of his when I spray mine. Clearly a calm day would be a good place to start.

ponyboy
09-17-2008, 05:52 PM
use a thatcher, spray carefully,string out the proprety line and spray carefully

James Eric
09-17-2008, 06:10 PM
Thanks for the fast replies. It was my understanding that I needed to wait three weeks if I use roundup. Can I do it in one week if I till it under? Also, I have two 48" garden tractors and a plug aerator.

ponyboy
09-17-2008, 08:37 PM
i wait 1 week but you could so it sooner, i usually appky 2 apps of spray then wait some days till it all dead then i thatch it up slicer seed etc..

bigslick7878
09-18-2008, 12:37 AM
Thanks for the fast replies. It was my understanding that I needed to wait three weeks if I use roundup. Can I do it in one week if I till it under? Also, I have two 48" garden tractors and a plug aerator.

I live about 30 minutes from you,if you want some professional advice contact me.