How to remove dry grass and put new grass - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by sangamd
July 13, 2010
My lawn is in bad shape. I would like to remove the current grass and plant flowers / plants as well as a new lawn. Would like to know how I can achieve that.

Answer from NGA
July 13, 2010
If your current lawn is still alive you may want to start with a vegetation killer such as Round Up to kill it and the roots. This is necessary unless you want grass popping up in your new flower bed. After you've killed the lawn, rototill the area to break up the soil. Rake to remove any debris (stones, sticks, weeds, etc.) and then spread 4-5 inches of organic matter over the area and rototill it in. You can then rake the area smooth and reseed or lay sod in the new lawn area and plant your new flowers.

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