What would you do to my front lawn?


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Old 05-07-17, 08:54 AM
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What would you do to my front lawn?

Besides digging it up and planting a new one lol! I've got a huge dying blue spruce on this lawn too.

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What about this garden?? Clean up? How?

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Old 05-07-17, 09:47 AM
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Depends on how involved you want to get. Weed and feed and/or overseeding would be a start.
 
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I'd check the pH of your soil. I can't see the Blue Spruce; but its needles will likely have acidified the surrounding soil, making the pH too low for most turf grass to thrive.

If the pH is much below 6.6, you may have to add limestone to adjust it upwards.
 
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I'd check the pH of your soil. I can't see the Blue Spruce; but its needles will likely have acidified the surrounding soil, making the pH too low for most turf grass to thrive.

If the pH is much below 6.6, you may have to add limestone to adjust it upwards.
Thanks. It's the trunk towards the center. It's 25 or so feet tall
 
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What would you do to my front lawn?
I would brick it & put a flower bed on the front & the back of it. A boss of mine had us do that at his house. I couldn't believe how good it looked.
 
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I would remove the spruce first.
 
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And simply weeding and pruning will do a lot to neaten up the appearance. Add some mulch and your existing shrubbery could be decent. Then I would do some weed killing and fertilizing of the lawn. The herbicide will kill the weeds and initially the lawn will look pretty rough but the fertilizer should kick the grass into high gear and hopefully spread.
 
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Old 05-08-17, 11:36 AM
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I would remove the spruce first.
I don't have $3000 laying around to do that right now.
 
 

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