renewing old lawn.

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Old 05-20-12, 01:29 PM
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renewing old lawn.

I have a bad lawn mostly weeds. The soil is sandy and well drained. Where should I start? Till it all or seed over it all and furtillize or ?
 
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Old 05-20-12, 01:35 PM
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I'm not sure what you mean by a "bad lawn" but what you do might depend on how much patience you have. If you are willing to wait for a couple of years to see results, you could start with a weed and feed fertilizer (although it's a bit late for this year) and dethatch/top dress and overseed in the early fall.

If you are in a hurry to have a nice lawn, starting over would be the way to go but again, it's a bit late for this year. The time to address lawn problems is in the early spring and the early fall.
 
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Old 05-21-12, 06:56 AM
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Rule of thumb is if your lawn is more than 50% weeds or undesired grasses, kill it all and start over.

Tilling it all up does not count as killing it, you do that first and then till.
 
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