The Q&A Archives: How to get my grass right?

Question: In the front of my house you see the people who last own the house only took tace of the front yard. Now i want my back yard look like my front. But i don't know how to go by it. because it all wild grass. I want it to look really green. Do i get grass seed or i have to start from scatch?

Answer: You might be surprised how the lawn will green up if it is watered regularly. That's the easiest and most inexpensive way to bring it back to life. Or, you can tear it all out and start anew. Rototilling can be labor intensive, but can result in a beautiful lawn. So if you want to invest time and money in renovating the backyard , rototilling, raking out the debris, leveling the area, seeding it and then putting it on a regular watering, feeding and mowing schedule are the steps to take. Grass seeds usually sprout in 7-10 days if kept well watered and can usually survive foot traffic about 4 weeks after planting. Good luck in your new home!

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