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Jun 1, 2020 1:48 PM CST
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Juana Diaz, Puerto Rico
Hello, I wanna turf my backyard, But the problem is, this area is full of weeds. 4 weeks ago I sprayed Spectracide weed and feed 20-0-0 on the backyard and it seemed to kill most of the weeds. I wanna know what else you would do to get this soil ready for grass.
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Jun 1, 2020 2:03 PM CST
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Looks like pretty good soil, although you could get it tested to really know. Be sure to use a type of grass that thrives locally, choose also according to how many hours of sun that area gets. If you have a dry season, I'd recommend using polymer moisture crystals when you seed or under the sod. They'll only last a couple of years but will help keep moisture more even between rain or watering while the roots get established.

Personally, I'd make space for foundation plantings, a shade tree, maybe a veggie garden... but this is a gardening site, so you know somebody was going to suggest something in addition to grass! Green Grin!
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