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Old 10-02-2009, 11:33 PM
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Thoughts on a renovation job

Hi guys -I am in Indiana and just got a call from the new owners to work on a yard that was a repo. I share that with you guys because as I walked the yard today I noticed that the builder had used that "mat-like" turf seed product. (It looks like there is string buried all over the yard) There is ground cover but it is mostly weeds and crabgrass. I am not sure what to do. I think the yard had a good start but when the builder went bankrupt the watering stopped and the weeds and crabgrass took over. This late in the year do I try to plug then slice (I am a little worried about all that string) or do I just rent a bobcat with a soil conditioner and start all over?
Thanks your help
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Old 10-02-2009, 11:39 PM
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I looked at a reno job similar to what you're describing this morning. This late in the year I told him to call me in the spring.

Basically I'm going to tear out and start over. Good soil, a few tons of manure, then hydroseed.

What's your altitude? We're sitting at 3,000 feet and getting ready for leaves and snow. Are you still able to do lawn work?
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Old 10-03-2009, 12:12 AM
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We are about 800ft her in the circle city. A few more weeks of mowing then it is time for leaf removal
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Old 10-03-2009, 12:19 AM
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800 feet, hows the air down there?

If you think you have enough time to establish a lawn before it goes dormant then give er hell. Kinda doubt you do though, personally I prefer to give a lawn at least 3 months to fully establish and thrive. That would put you into January.

Work up a quote, sign a contract, and as soon as the weather brightens up next year get er done. Get a small deposit, $100 or so, HO's are less likely to cancel if they've already spent some money with you.

For us lawnwork is pretty much:
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