new lawn

hello
is there a weed killer that i can use to kill all the weeds in the soil and still let me sow grass seeds in a couple of weeks?
at the moment ive dug up all the soil and weeds that i could but i know that there are bound to be some ive missed!!!
many thanks
shaner
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shaner wrote the following:

From http://www.allaboutlawns.com/lawn-maintenance-care/planting-and-repair/renovating-your-old-lawn.php
Total Renovation
If your lawn is beyond minor repairs or is simply not what you want it to be, you may want to replace it. Total renovation is the process of killing-off any existing grass and weeds in your lawn and starting over. The following steps below will help you in renovating your lawn:
1. *Know when to renovate*. Since total renovation involves replanting your grass, you should do so only when it is the best time to plant your new grass. Most warm-season grasses are planted in the late-spring and most cool-season grasses are planted in the early fall. So make sure you renovate your lawn when planting time is best! Click here to learn more about grasses <http://www.allaboutlawns.com/lawn-maintenance-care/getting-to-know-your-lawn.php and when to plant them. 2. *Kill your existing lawn and weeds*. Since most people are starting over, it is a good idea to kill any grass and weeds so they don't cause more problems in your new lawn. If not, then why renovate anyway? The best way kill-off your lawn and weeds is through the use of a broad-spectrum herbicide such as Roundup or glyphosate. Simply find a non-windy day, mix your concentrated herbicide with water, and spray with a pump sprayer over your lawn. Make sure if you have any trees, plants, and flowers that they are not sprayed with the herbicide otherwise you may end up planting more then just grass when your done. Make sure to read the directions on the herbicide label. Depending on the application, you may want to repeat the spraying a few times over a few days to make sure you have killed everything. Most herbicides will take a few weeks to fully work so make sure you plan accordingly. 3. *Aerate, Dethatch, and remove the old grass and weeds*. Now that your grass and weeds are dead, it's time to remove them and start over. First you will need to dethatch your lawn to loosen-up the soil, and remove the old grass and weeds. Click here for more on dethatching <http://www.allaboutlawns.com/lawn-maintenance-care/how-do-i-dethatch.php . Next you will need to aerate the soil to help loosen it up and better prepare it for planting and watering. Click here for more on aerating <http://www.allaboutlawns.com/lawn-maintenance-care/what-is-aerating.php . Finally, you will need to rake away all the excess grass, weeds, plugs, and debris that is on the lawn surface. Once completed, smooth-out the surface with rake and remove and chunks, rocks, or excess debris that remain. 4. *Planting your new lawn*: Now that your soil is ready, it is time apply your seeds/sod, fertilizer, and plant your new lawn. 5. *Caring for your new lawn*: Now that you have completed your planting, it is time to make sure that your new lawn is watered and cared for properly to insure its new growth.
For additional info - http://www.google.com/search?q=renovate+a+lawn
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