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How to resod a weed infested lawn

Discussion in 'Organic Lawn Care' started by 67ghiaTIV, Jun 7, 2012.

  1. Kiril

    Kiril LawnSite Fanatic
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    1) Soil test
    2) Cut it down as close to the ground as you can.
    3) Add your amendments per soil test and till as deep as you can
    4) grade and bring the soil to field capacity
    5) Solarize with clear plastic for at least 4 weeks
    6) regrade and lay your sod
     
  2. clydebusa

    clydebusa Inactive
    Messages: 1,660

    Agree with sod cutting and putting sod back. The only way to go with the best result. Then it is important to water and fert the new grass!
     
  3. un2gsus

    un2gsus LawnSite Member
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    I agree with most of the inputs, however, lets not forget the pre-emergents. You can buy mom and pop lawn care stuff at Home Depot or you can visit a nursery and get the good stuff for about $55.00. It is an orange malt-like chemical that works very well.
    You can also pick a sod that is weed resistant like Fescue.
     
  4. phasthound

    phasthound LawnSite Fanatic
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    The OP specified herbicides were not allowed.
     
  5. Duekster

    Duekster LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
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    This has my vote for most complete but I likely also include compost and expanded shell if clay is the concern.
     
  6. phasthound

    phasthound LawnSite Fanatic
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    Kiril must be slipping as he always recommends compost, and rightfully so.

    C'mon Kiril, were you not feeling well that day? :)
     
  7. Duekster

    Duekster LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
    Messages: 7,961

    He said amendments.
     
  8. Patriot Services

    Patriot Services LawnSite Fanatic
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    Can I get an explanation of the "solarization with clear plastic for 4 weeks"?
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  9. Duekster

    Duekster LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
    Messages: 7,961

    Clear plastic to bake to weed seeds to death. Weed seed stay dormant in soil for a long time and thrive in disturbed soils.
     
  10. Kiril

    Kiril LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 18,334

    ...... Bingo!
     

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