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Lawn renovation ???

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by familylawncare, Feb 23, 2010.

  1. familylawncare

    familylawncare LawnSite Member
    Posts: 176

    Although we have done lawn redos many,many times over the years, would like opinions on this.
    Customer wants lawn redone on a 3 year old home. Currently consist of very little grass, mostly dormant weeds, on a two acre site.
    Which method would you guys likely use:
    -kill existing lawn using weedkiller,aerate, fertilize and overseed with Fescue/Ky Bluegrass(works well in our area)
    -kill existing, till with tractor mounted tiller, further level with soil pulveriser, fertilze, then seed.
    I know the method I would recommend, how about you?
  2. mzgloves20

    mzgloves20 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 170

    The 2nd is the better choice
  3. White Gardens

    White Gardens LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,776

    Go with step two.

    2 acres is fairly good size, so a tractor and tiller would be the best choice. That or, dare I say it, a harley rake.

    Anything smaller and I like to use a Mini and Soil cultivator.

    Before you do anything I would get some soil samples done. You need to figure why the lawn isn't doing very well to begin with.
  4. Assuredlandscape

    Assuredlandscape LawnSite Member
    Posts: 63

    your second choice is the better one hands down.

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