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dirt over grass then seed

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by lawnchopper, Sep 24, 2009.

  1. lawnchopper

    lawnchopper LawnSite Member
    Posts: 211

    I was wondering if its ok to reseed a bad part of a lawn by just dumping black dirt over the excisting turf then seed??? or should a person kill it first then till and seed after that??
  2. atouchofnature

    atouchofnature LawnSite Member
    Posts: 206

    If the grass that is there is undesirable, kill it first, it will find it's way through the dirt. If you till, be sure and till in some compost and gypsum to help prevent compaction.

    If the grass that is growing in the area is a desirable grass, but thin, slit seed the area and save a lot of work.

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