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Question: I just purchased a house and the back yard only has weeds.So we are hand pulling them leaving only dirt. We need grass and to plant a few trees. Also my back yard has a slight slope around the outside of the perimeter and has very large crack making it unlevel. My dirt level is so low the full foundation of the house is exposed. Where do I start what do I do to get grass and get the ground ready to plant a tree and avoid foundation problems because of the lack of dirt?

Answer: Raquel,

Wow your question is really several questions in one. In order to provide you with more information than we can fit in this brief answer, let me refer you to the following web sites, which should be very informative and useful to you. They will give you much more information than I can fit in this brief reply.

Turf info:

Recommended trees and other plants for your area:

You can also contact your Dallas County Extension Office for free information on establishing and caring for a lawn. Their contact info is:
10056 Marsh Lane Suite B-101
Dallas, Texas 75229-6071

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