Help with lawn


Old 04-10-12, 06:24 PM
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Help with lawn

My lawn looks really bad now and I was hoping to get some advice from someone with experience on how to make it look great again. I have to admit that when I first bought my home a year ago, I didn't do much to keep the lawn healthy. I barely even watered it

I have been getting different advice though. Some people say that I can save it and some say to just start over. Hopefully someone here can shed some light for me.

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Old 04-11-12, 11:10 AM
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Rule of thumb is to kill it and start over if the lawn is more than 50% weeds or undesired grasses. I don't think yours is that bad.

I'd get a soil test to see if you're missing any nutrients and then maybe do a core aeration just in case the soil is compacted. After that, add any missing nutrients, seed the bare areas (adding starter fertilizer) and then weed and feed on a regular basis.

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