Lawn renovation ???

familylawncare

LawnSite Member
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?
 

White Gardens

LawnSite Fanatic
Location
Bloomington IL
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.
 

Assuredlandscape

LawnSite Member
your second choice is the better one hands down.
 

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