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Old 02-29-2012, 07:18 PM   #1
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I have a tons of weeds and dead grass. (thatch?)

Plan #1

1. spray weed-b-gone (done)
2. dethatch,rake? lawnmower blade replacement? rent a dethatcher?
3. Scotts Bonus S
4. sod / seed (i have st. Augustine so sod)
5. water, water, water..

Plan #2

1. spray weed-b-gone (done but might not be necessary)
2. rent a sod cutter
3. spray hydroseed
4. water, water, water
5. Scotts fertilizer



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Old 03-01-2012, 09:20 AM   #2
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I'm in the same boat, I'd love to see a good answer on this one, I have one section of yard that is ready for a reboot...

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Old 03-01-2012, 02:23 PM   #3
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Where are you located? What is your budget? Is sod out of the question?
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I am in central Texas.. The cheaper the better.. If i have to use sod then the project will take longer than i had hoped but it is not out of the question.

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Old 03-02-2012, 06:39 AM   #5
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A sod cutter and sod will be the quickest (but probably most expensive). Otherwise, I'd go around and pull (by hand) the weeds. Dethatch and overseed. Be careful what you put down for fertilizer on new seed. Pre emergent stops weeds from germinating but also keeps seeds from doing the same. It really depends on how much time/money you want to put in.
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What kind of seed should I use? I have st Augustine grass currently.. I read I cannot get this in seed form only sod / plugs.

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