planting new grass - Knowledgebase Question

Philadelphia, Pe
Question by michaeldro
April 30, 2010
Do I have to remove all red mulch to plant new grass? It's three years deep.

Answer from NGA
April 30, 2010


I think it's best to remove the mulch before planting grass. Your new grass will need to root directly in the soil. The mulch will keep the grass from rooting well and can cause a safety hazard when you mow your lawn - the mulch can be sucked up by the mower and turned into a projectile. Dig the red mulch out with a shovel and then work some compost or other organic matter into the soil prior to planting your grass. Best wishes with your new lawn.

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