I'm tired of my mulch yard and want to go back to grass.

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I'd like to seed instead of sod. I'm thinking i need to scrap off any decent mulch to use in garden and plant areas. Should I rototill the soil to give a better base? Other than the "soil" created from the mulch over the years, I have clay. What seed is good to start from scratch?
q i m tired of my mulch yard and want to go back to grass
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q i m tired of my mulch yard and want to go back to grass
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  • Ken Ken on Feb 22, 2018
    Your local garden center will be able to recommend the best seed for your area and conditions. Yes, you need to till the soil down at least 6" so the roots of the grass can penetrate.
  • Rl06898607 Rl06898607 on Feb 22, 2018
    You will want to have some loam delivered and spread before seeding. Measure your areas all together and that will help determine how much you will need. It should be a minimum of three inches deep. Yes, rototilling and smoothing would help before the loam is spread. Good luck!
  • Mary jane Mary jane on Feb 22, 2018
    that spot would be lovely with river rocks and big natural stepping stones.no weed eating
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Feb 22, 2018
    To be honest I would leave that area alone it looks fine...
  • Flipturn Flipturn on Feb 23, 2018
    Instead of spending all the money in growing, fertilizing, watering, and weeding the grass, I would suggest establishing the 'stepping stone' area going from the driveway to the porch steps with either a solid concrete curved walkway, or aggregate curved walkway. No maintenance for either style, which would integrate the house and the yard more, and add upgraded curb appeal.
  • Mark Cowling Mark Cowling on Feb 23, 2018
    I would just like to recommend researching other ground covers other than grass too. Vinca is slow growing, but serious low maintenance. Thyme is fast growing and very short. Good luck.
  • Pat32227141 Pat32227141 on Feb 23, 2018
    oooo, that's pretty, I'll check with my garden center when they open in the spring.
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Feb 23, 2018
    Since there are no plants for most of the area you can use white vinegar and water 50/50 a dab of soap and salt
  • Gandpgarrett Gandpgarrett on Feb 23, 2018
    I'm sorry but you will be sorry if you go to grass again. I agree 100% with flipturn.


  • Pat Ruge Pat Ruge on Feb 25, 2018
    I cannot tell what area you live in, however, here in So Cal we are under constant threat of drought conditions and so many are turning to zeroscape landscaping. The cost of water is estimated to be 70% of the water bill for exterior watering. My water bill runs about $180/mo so based on that, I estimate about $125/ mo or $1,500/annual for the exterior. I wish I had your backyard.
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