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Old 10-22-2015, 06:06 PM   #1
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Preping Soil & After Seeding

I have an area at our new house (South Florida) about 100'x40' we want to seed. A good portion of it has a scattered "weed" lawn. The ground is pure sand and water drains right through it practically as fast as it flows. We are also trying to be a frugile (read cheap) as possible with this project.

Question 1: should I till something into the soil before seeding; and if so - what?

Question 2: should I spread something (what?) over the ground after seeding?

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If you don't put some organics into that sandy soil you are going to be paying for fertilizer forever and your lawn will never really be a lawn. I'd get a truckload of compost, spread it out a couple inches thick, and till and grade it before seeding. Maybe you can get some cheap compost from a horse farm? Doing anything else will be more expensive and be a waste of seed in the long term.
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Do you really want a lawn? There are alternatives such as creeping thyme... and more
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