What can I do to get grass to grow in my bad soil?

I live very close to Lake Thunderbird & I cannot get any grass to grow where my 5 acre homesite & property has no real grass because I have tried numerouss ways to grow lawngrass on all the red sand & just under that there's also only real hard red clay. What can, -if possible, do to get grass to grow in such bad soil that just won't grow practicly

anything -also including flowers, I really was thinking maybe I need raised beds for fruits/ vegatables, but what does a massive undertaking does it take to grow a green grass lawn in soil like??? Thank ypu!

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  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Jul 23, 2018
    Hi Cherri,
    I think I would have my land or at least part of it laid with Artificial Grass!
    Had my front done and looks great all year long with little or no maintenance.............

  • Elaine Elaine on Jul 23, 2018
    Cherri, Go to your local County Agricultural Office and pick up the soil sample packets. Take soil samples below the root line, several Inches deep, mix them up in a bucket. Remove any roots and rocks, send the packet(s) in. The results are now posted on computer. The results should tell you what you need for your soil. We just have under two acres and I generally zone off areas - front yard, side yard, back yard, the other side. Then I start with getting samples further back. I wouldn’t just add things, like fertilizer, without a sample. The results can tell you if the soil is contaminated, happened once to us when we had some major work done to an old yard. The guy who brought the “clean” soil in, didn’t tell us it came from near where the power company had dumped their waste...

  • Dwp7470b Dwp7470b on Jul 23, 2018

    Never only water a malnourished lawn with water.

    Water+Manure makes a much better lawn treatment.

    You can also adjust the mix according to your needs.

    Once you see the results of adding manure with an 8 oz Folgers Can to each Half Gallon of water,you will never go back to using plain water again, for anything in the garden.

    Rest assured: You will grow grass in places you never ever before thought grass could grow.