Planting new grass in my backyard - Knowledgebase Question

fairfield, Ca
Question by loi010201
January 24, 2010
hi there,
My name is Elaine,
I want to plant new grass in my backyard. I dig all old weed and grass. now I see a lot of weed coming back. What should I do before I put down grass seed? thank you so much


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Answer from NGA
January 24, 2010

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There are two ways to approach the problem. One is to rototill everything up and rake out the weeds, the other is to use a vegetation killer such as Round Up to kill the weeds. Once they're dead you can rototill the area and rake out the debris. I vote for simply rototilling the area, raking out the weeds, spreading several inches of compost over the area, rototilling a second time, then raking the area level and broadcasting the grass seeds. Best wishes with your new lawn.

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