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Dead Lawn

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by BobbyM99, Jun 8, 2008.

  1. BobbyM99

    BobbyM99 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 1

    :canadaflag:Hi all,
    My back Lawn has been completely destroyed by grubs, and the weeds are running rampant.
    My question is, can I kill the grubs and weeds and put topsoil on top of the dead grass or must I remove the old grass and then put the topsoil on?
    My backyard is very large, if I have to remove the old grass would a bobcat do the job. Thanking all of you in advance for any advice you can give.

  2. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,497

    Spray it with glyphosate (such as Roundup) and seed with a slitseeder (not necessarily in that order). Apply starter fert, and water water water. 2-3 weeks later, hit it again with starter fert.. That's the beauty of slit seeding. you don't have to make more work of it than you have to. :)
  3. Smallaxe

    Smallaxe LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,082

    What Joe said, plus plan on killing the grubs this fall when they start feeding again, in the new generation.

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