Too many weeds and more weeds! - Knowledgebase Question

chicago, Il
Question by vinsonlawren
April 19, 2010
What is the best way to clear out my lawn to start a new lawn with Scott Kentucky bluegrass? Please help!!!


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Answer from NGA
April 19, 2010

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To remove your existing lawn and start all over, use a vegetation killer (such as Round Up) to kill existing weeds. Once you've killed the weeds you?ll want to remove them, then rake and remove any other debris such as sticks and rocks. Then the soil should be tilled thoroughly, either by a mechanical tiller or digging down a spades depth over the entire area. The soil is now ready to be raked smooth, filling low spots and removing the humps and breaking up the larger clumps as you go. After you've prepared the soil, you can either broadcast seed or install sod. A thick, healthy lawn will shade and crowd out most weed seedlings so be sure to water and feed your new lawn on a regular basis. Enjoy your new lawn!

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