Answer: Based on your description it does sound like your front lawn has been planted with a grass such as zoysia. It would need to be eradicated with an herbicide before a new lawn could be either seeded or sodded or it will take over again. You might wish to consult with your local County Extension (970-3000) as to the most appropriate method and timing for killing the zoysia and then on the best way to start a new lawn. They should also be able to suggest the specific grass seed varieties best suited to your local area. You might also consider overseeding it for the winter if ripping it out is overwhelming.
Q&A Library Searching Tips