The Q&A Archives: What to do with my overgrown weed jungle?

Question: I just bought a house and the small backyard area is covered in a tree that is half ivy half maple and the rest are basically weeds that are about six feet tall. Some are plants but I don't want them in anyway. I just want to remove everything and plant grass. Half is sunny area and half is shady. I also live in NYC, what grass seed should I use? this jungle is just overgrwon and bug infested, Help!

Answer: Sounds as though you have your work cut out for you! But, once you reclaim your yard, you'll really reap the benefits! Recommended Grasses - Kentucky bluegrass blends are the best lawn grasses for the state of New York. Some may contain mixtures of turf-type perennial rye or a fine fescue variety to help establish a thicker lawn. You'll find grass seed mixtures perfect for your growing region at any local nursery or at the garden center in your local Home Depot. Best wishes with your renovation project!

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