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How to replace paver stones and other 'stuff' with grass

How to replace paver stones and other 'stuff' with grass


Old 06-11-14, 12:04 PM
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How to replace paver stones and other 'stuff' with grass

Greetings. I am purchasing an older home, and the previous residents seem to have gone overboard with diy landscaping. Mostly there are paver type stepping stones, a foot wide bed along the driveway, wonky rock walls around trees, etc.

I'd like to remove most if not all of it, and replace it all with grass/lawn. I expect if I remove them all, I'm going to have several 3" to 7"+ depressions. I've even considered hiring a professional to re-sod the entire front lawn (maybe 1500 square feet). I'd prefer to not do the latter.

Could someone please explain to me the best way to tackle this, perhaps a video or guide for re-seeding? Should I seed, or should I buy sod and replace the areas. I expect if I re-sod that the grass might not 'match'. What time of year is the best to do this, can it be done now during summer (so far a very mild summer for the area).

Old 06-12-14, 05:28 AM
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Fall is the best time to plant new grass.

Fill any depressions with garden soil compacted to be level with surrounding grade.

Lightly till with rake and cover with grass seed.

Pack seed in with tamper or roller.

Cover with straw to retain moisture during germination.

Keep moist during dry periods.

You should have grass within two weeks.

Good luck with your project.

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