How should I fix this mess?

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by James Eric, Sep 17, 2008.

  1. James Eric

    James Eric LawnSite Member
    Posts: 11

    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
     
  2. ponyboy

    ponyboy LawnSite Bronze Member
    from ny
    Posts: 1,412

    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
     
  3. dbsoccer

    dbsoccer LawnSite Member
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    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.
     
  4. ponyboy

    ponyboy LawnSite Bronze Member
    from ny
    Posts: 1,412

    use a thatcher, spray carefully,string out the proprety line and spray carefully
     
  5. James Eric

    James Eric LawnSite Member
    Posts: 11

    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.
     
  6. ponyboy

    ponyboy LawnSite Bronze Member
    from ny
    Posts: 1,412

    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..
     
  7. bigslick7878

    bigslick7878 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 809

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

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