Growing Grass in Chucktown - Knowledgebase Question

Charleston, SC (Zone 8A)
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Question by matthew_berr
April 15, 2005
My question is whether or not I should use a tiller to churn the soil in my backyard and use a spreader to disperse seeds or if I should just buy sod and cover the yard that way. The soil in Charleston is pretty sandy, so the second part of my question would be what kind of grass seed would do well in this area if tilling is the best option?

Answer from NGA
April 15, 2005

A light rototilling can help loosen the soil for seeding or to make contact with sod more effective. Just go down a couple of inches. In general sodding is more expensive but provides a faster cover and less weed problem as the grass is getting established.

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