Audrey
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Asked on Jan 6, 2019

How do I replace my lawn?

AudreyCindyKelli L. Milligan
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I have a small front yard with a small amount of lawn and it is almost completely crab grass. It happened this Summer and it looks terrible.whats my most inexpensive option for replacing the lawn?

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  • Doing it yourself. If a small patch it's doable. I replaced the lawn in my back yard last year, but I paid to have it done as it was more than I could do myself. I killed off the lawn with vinegar, took two applications. Then the gardener cut out all the old grass with a sod cutter. Then tilled and amended and then spread seed then topped. I used Marathon II fescue and white clover as that does well where I live. Any tools you do not have, you can rent from any tool supply. Find out what grass is best in your area. When you see a clump of crab grass, dig it out immediately. After the lawn is well established, then the following spring you can use a pre emergent weed control.

  • Kelli L. Milligan
    on Jan 6, 2019

    To do a total kill and reseed.

  • Cindy
    on Jan 6, 2019

    Hi Audrey. I'm Cindy. Your most inexpensive way to replace your yard is to dig it up and lay grass seed. Figure out how many square feet the yard is. Then you will know how much seed to buy.

  • Cindy
    on Jan 7, 2019

    Hello again. Cindy here. I think 4 to 6 inches is far down enough to work the soil. It would be so much easier for you if you used a rototiller to do the back-breaking work. Although you can dig it up yourself if you don't like that idea. If you dig it up yourself, use a pointed shovel and start by just working the soil into big clumps. Once that's done, go back thru it again and bust up the big clumps. That's when you can get the crab grass and roots out. Just remember, the smaller the clumps get, the easier it will be for the new grass seeds to take hold and grow their roots. Once you have the new grass seeds down, cover them with a light layer of straw or grass clippings. That way the wind can't blow them around and the birds won't be able to get to the seed and eat them. But the sun and rain will still get thru. Audrey, if you find yourself doing any of this work on your hands and knees, use a kneeling pad and gloves. These two simple things can help a lot. Wishing you good luck.

  • Audrey
    on Jan 7, 2019

    Thanks, can’t wait til Spring Break 🙂

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