New homeowner

Discussion in 'Homeowner Assistance Forum' started by maxandboo, Apr 28, 2004.

  1. maxandboo

    maxandboo LawnSite Member
    Messages: 3

    I am a new homeowner of a new home. My back yard is about 1/2 of an acre and it is just weeds. tall weeds...
    In the next few years we want to put in a pool but not right now.
    We have to do something with our lawn very soon ( I live in a homeowner ass.)
    We are thinking of laying concrete (and eventually building a patio over it) and laying sprinklers and sod???
    Is it very expensive to do this and is it a good idea just to start of with this and can it be done?? the weeds are getting very tall...
  2. threeputts

    threeputts LawnSite Member
    Messages: 4

    maybe you could mow the weeds so your home owners assoc wont cite you.
  3. maxandboo

    maxandboo LawnSite Member
    Messages: 3

    thanks for the reply.I wish i could just mow it.they are very strict and you even have to have your landscaped back yard reviewed before you do anything...
  4. blaze347

    blaze347 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 101

    I dont understand your question. Do you want to know how to get rid of the weeds?
  5. maxandboo

    maxandboo LawnSite Member
    Messages: 3

    Well yes sorta... Yes just getting rid of the weeds is a good start and i am thinking of buying weed killer. But i also would like to put in a sprinklier system and grass...but not sure....I have never owned a house before so really have no idea where to start...looking for ideas...
    thanks for your help...
  6. mowhigh

    mowhigh LawnSite Member
    from Dallas
    Messages: 198

    What options/suggestions has the HOA provided? That's your first step. Also check with your County Extension Agent for good advice (your tax dollars at work) or for getting a comprehensive soil analysis (a good starting point). My local agent noted that I had several areas of native buffalograss and advised just mowing (no watering or fertilizing) to allow it to take over. But this took several growing seasons and I wasn't concerned about aesthetics or HOA rules. Good luck!

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