How do I get grass to grow in my front yard

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The yard really has no true grass growing at all. Dry hard ground. In full sun all day. Hot, humid Gulf Coast of Alabama. What can I do?

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  • Vimarhonor Vimarhonor on May 09, 2018
    Soil testing is always recommended.
    Core aeration over seeding and compost application in the Fall may be helpful. You may want to check with your local to master gardeners with suggestions about grass seed variety most suited for your planting zone. They can assist with the supplies and directions for soil testing.


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  • Andra Van Der Westhuizen Andra Van Der Westhuizen on May 10, 2018
    I suggest a water wise, succulent, palms, wood chips, rocks and pebbles front yard. It will be low maintenance and no need to worry about trying to get the soil right or grass growing.


  • Flipturn Flipturn on May 10, 2018
    Agree with Andra. If nothing is growing in the present dirt in your front yard, this says that the dirt is not rich enough quality for growing. You will likely need to have it dug up, removed, then sod it over, or replant the grass. Having a thick lush green lawn in a front yard is a great deal of work and is expensive to maintain.