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Lawn Renovations

Lawn Renovations with Weed Man

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When faced with the prospect of reclaiming a neglected or ravaged lawn, examine the grass carefully. If coarse grasses and weeds or mosses dominate, lawn renovation may not be possible. In this case, you must replace the old lawn and make a new one. Your local Weed Man can advise you and put you in touch with a reputable landscape firm in your area.

If, however, there is a predominance of finer grasses interspersed with areas of coarser grasses and weeds, renovation can be carried out.

Complete Lawn Renovation

You can begin renovations either early in the spring or in mid - late August simply follow these steps:

1. cut the lawn to 2 inches.

2. rake lawn vigorously with a garden rake to remove dead material and debris.

3. spread approximately 1" of screened topsoil over the entire area to be renovated using a shovel and then the back of a rake to level it out.

4. apply a starter fertilizer, one with a high amount of phosphorous; or high middle number. (make sure to read and follow the instructions on the bag)

5. spread high-quality grass seed at a rate of 4.4 lbs (2 kg) per 200 sq feet (20 m²) with either a broadcast or drop spreader.

6. with the back of a garden rake mix the soil, seed and fertilizer.
lightly roll lawn.

8. water as needed to keep the area moist for 3-4 weeks. (you should begin to see the first plants germinate in about 4 days, and see some real improvements in 4-6 weeks.)

Some weed control products can damage young grass seedlings so make sure you advise your Weed Man of your renovation practices.


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