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Old 04-16-2019, 08:20 PM   #16
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Rototill the lawn very deep.

Drag it, then

Roll it.

Sod it.


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Old 04-16-2019, 10:26 PM   #17
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But do you think I still have enough time to kill the weeds, spread some top soil, spread some seed and finish with starter fertilizer?

I bought my house when it was new construction back in 1980. The back yard was just weeds, no grass. I waited till the following spring and then rented a tiller and tilled the weeds under, waited a couple days for everything to dry out, and then raked the dead roots up. Added topsoil, tilled it in and rolled it smooth with a rented roller, and then planted grass seed topped with starter fertilizer and watered multiple times per day. Worked out great and I had a decent lawn by summer. The following year my neighbor said my grass "looked like a country club".
I say go for it, and good luck.
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Rototill the lawn very deep.

Drag it, then

Roll it.

Sod it.


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I like this suggestion.

I have nursed 2 different lawns back from the depths. In my first I did what is mention by @ron45 and sprayed whole yard with Round-up, tilled, and then sodded. If you can buy from a sod farm direct and have at least 1 or 2 buddies help you lay it, you'd be surprised how affordable it is (I had 7 pallets delivered for just under $800 I believe, and your yard appears smaller).

The second lawn I have taken 3 seasons to nurse back through various means similar to what you have mentioned.

Good luck!
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I like this suggestion.

I have nursed 2 different lawns back from the depths. In my first I did what is mention by @ron45 and sprayed whole yard with Round-up, tilled, and then sodded. If you can buy from a sod farm direct and have at least 1 or 2 buddies help you lay it, you'd be surprised how affordable it is (I had 7 pallets delivered for just under $800 I believe, and your yard appears smaller).

The second lawn I have taken 3 seasons to nurse back through various means similar to what you have mentioned.

Good luck!
The great thing about sod is that it covers up and smothers most of the weed seeds, which can be a huge help in getting things looking good again. And, of course, it looks good right away.

But be careful. There's weeds in the Hall of Infamy that will poke through sod (including the dreaded purple nut sedge) and have to be dealt with later.
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Moss can rock, sometimes, if you're willing to let it.

http://www.mossacres.com/

If you still want grass, okay, but maybe explore moss?
@Mystriss , maybe give the moose some moss, sorry, I HAD to say that.
Pfft the moose eat the raspberries :P
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Pfft the moose eat the raspberries :P
Thorns and all?
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Thorns and all?
They strip the leaves and berries with surprising lip agility.
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