Rookie lawn renovation, mud slope

Old 10-18-20, 05:52 AM
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Rookie lawn renovation, mud slope

1st year in house. Yard was 100% weeds. I'm in central NC with red clay.

4 weeks ago I Nuked it with round up. Waited 10 days, aerated, put down some soil, reseeded, straw, been watering every day.

Most of it seems to be coming along but one portion turned into a mud slope.

What should I do. Thought about the following for the mud slope

1) put down more soil, straw, and seed,

2) cover with straw or mulch and try again in spring

3) dig ditch and guide water away from slope

Open to any ideas

Old 10-18-20, 07:57 AM
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I'm never a fan of killing off everything, add new grass and manage the weeds it will slowly evolve into a nice weed free yard, it just takes time.

Re seed the areas, add straw, should not need dirt unless your filling low spots. If the slope is causing issues with getting the grass to grow I've had very good luck with straw mats. If the issues is a bigger problem than just getting the grass to grow then that needs to be resolved.
Old 10-18-20, 09:42 AM
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Red clay can grow grass very well if it's properly sloped to drain. Because it's clay water can't soak through very well so proper grading is even more important with clay soil.

I'm not sure I'd try much this late in the season. As the weather cools it will take longer and longer for that wet area to dry so it will be getting more difficult to find a time when it dries out enough to be worked

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